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gibbet

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈdʒɪb.ɪt/
a wooden structure from which criminals were hanged, in the past, as a form of execution (= killing as a punishment)
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Translations of “gibbet”
in Vietnamese giá treo cổ…
in Spanish horca…
in Thai ตะแลงแกง, ที่แขวนคอนักโทษประหาร…
in Malaysian tiang gantung…
in French gibet…
in German der Galgen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時的)絞刑架…
in Indonesian tiang gantungan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时的)绞刑架…
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