Gibbet

Definition of Gibbet

Gib´bet
n.1.
1.A kind of gallows; an upright post with an arm projecting from the top, on which, formerly, malefactors were hanged in chains, and their bodies allowed to remain as a warning.
2.The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended; the jib.
v. t.1.To hang and expose on a gibbet.
2.To expose to infamy; to blacken.
I'll gibbet up his name.
- Oldham.

Related Words

gallous, gallows, gallows tree, gallows-tree, hang, string up
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