[jib-it] /ˈdʒɪb ɪt/
a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution.
verb (used with object), gibbeted, gibbeting.
to hang on a gibbet.
to put to death by hanging on a gibbet.
to hold up to public scorn.
to put to death by hanging on a gibbet
to hang (a corpse) on a gibbet
to expose to public ridicule
early 13c., “gallows,” from Old French gibet “gallows; a bent stick,” diminutive of gibe “club,” perhaps from Frankish *gibb “forked stick.” The verb meaning “to kill by hanging” is from 1590s. Related: Gibbeted; gibbeting. “Originally synonymous with GALLOWS sb., but in later use signifying an upright post with projecting arm from which the bodies of criminals were hung in chains or irons after execution” [OED].
[gib-uh l-gab-uh l] /ˈgɪb əlˌgæb əl/ noun 1. senseless chatter. verb (used without object), gibble-gabbled, gibble-gabbling. 2. to engage in gibble-gabble.
- Gib board
noun 1. (NZ, informal) short for Gibraltar board
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