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Definition of Gallows


  1. of Gallows
  2. 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.
  3. A wretch who deserves the gallows.
  4. The rest for the tympan when raised.
  5. A pair of suspenders or braces.

Gallows Translations

gallows in French is potence
gallows in German is Galgen
gallows in Italian is patibolo
gallows in Norwegian is galge
gallows in Spanish is horca