I. noun Etymology: Middle English gibet, from Anglo-French Date: 13th century 1. gallows 1a 2. an upright post with a projecting arm for hanging the bodies of executed criminals as a warning II. transitive verb Date: 1646 1. a. to expose to infamy or public scorn b. to hang on a gibbet 2. to execute by hanging on a gibbet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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