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    gibbet

    gibbet - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gibbet

    Definition
    (noun) alternative terms for gallows Definition
    (verb) hang on an execution instrument Definition
    (verb) expose to ridicule or public scorn
    Synonyms : pillory
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gibbet

gibbet = gib ( tongue) + bet ( cut down); gib is cut down i.e. on type of punishment.

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