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gallowsnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡæl.əʊz/  us   /-oʊz/ (plural gallows)
(Definition of gallows from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gallowsnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡæl·oʊz/ (plural gallows)
a ​raised, ​woodenstructure used, esp. in the past, for ​hangingcriminals
(Definition of gallows from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gallows”
in Spanish horca…
in Vietnamese giá treo cổ…
in Malaysian tempat gantung…
in Thai ที่แขวนคอนักโทษ…
in French gibet…
in German der Galgen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指旧时的)绞刑架…
in Turkish darağacı…
in Russian виселица…
in Indonesian tiang gantungan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指舊時的)絞刑架…
in Polish szubienica…
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