Gallow



singular of gallows.

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    [gal-uh-wey] /ˈgæl əˌweɪ/ noun 1. a historic region in SW Scotland. 2. one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle having a coat of curly, black hair. 3. one of a Scottish breed of small, strong horses. /ˈɡæləˌweɪ/ noun 1. an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of […]

  • Gallowglass

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  • Gallows

    [gal-ohz, -uh z] /ˈgæl oʊz, -əz/ noun, plural gallowses, gallows. 1. a wooden frame, consisting of a crossbeam on two uprights, on which condemned persons are executed by hanging. 2. a similar structure from which something is suspended. 3. execution by hanging: a crime deserving of the gallows. 4. Also called gallows bitts. Nautical. a […]

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