Definitions for gallowsˈgæl oʊz, -əz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gal•lowsˈgæl oʊz, -əz(n.)(pl.)-lows, -lows•es.
a wooden frame consisting of two upright timbers with a crossbeam from which condemned persons are hanged.
a similar structure from which something is suspended.
execution by hanging:
a criminal sentenced to the gallows.
Origin of gallows:
bef. 900; OE g(e)algan; c. OHG galgo
an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
a frame from which is suspended the rope with which criminals are executed by hanging, usually consisting of two upright posts and a crossbeam on the top; also, a like frame for suspending anything
a wretch who deserves the gallows
the rest for the tympan when raised
a pair of suspenders or braces
Translations for gallows
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a wooden frame on which criminals were hanged.
- forcaPortuguese (BR)
- der GalgenGerman
- چوبه دارFarsi
- עַמוּד תְּלִייָהHebrew
- फांसी का तखताHindi
- tiang gantunganIndonesian
- tempat gantungMalay
- چوبه دارPersian
- دار، زندۍPashto
- darağacı, idam sehpasıTurkish
- 絞刑架Chinese (Trad.)
- giá treo cổVietnamese
- 绞刑架Chinese (Simp.)
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