Adjective "Gallows" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Gallows


    Definition:

    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 support on the deck of a vessel, generally one of two or more, consisting of a crosspiece on two uprights, for spars, boats, etc.

    Examples:

    "loudlies can be gallows."

    "humours can be gallows."

    "humors can be gallows."