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King James Dictionary

Gallows

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GAL'LOWS, n. singular. Gallows is in the singular number and should be preceded by a, a gallows. The plural is gallowses.

1. An instrument of punishment whereon criminals are executed by hanging. It consists of two posts and a cross beam on the top, to which the criminal is suspended by a rope fastened round his neck.
2. A wretch that deserves the gallows. Not used.

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Entry for 'Gallows'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/g/gallows.html.

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