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NOUN (1)

1. alternative terms for gallows;
[syn: gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet, gallous]


VERB (2)

1. hang on an execution instrument;

2. expose to ridicule or public scorn;
[syn: pillory, gibbet]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gibbet \Gib"bet\, n. [OE. gibet, F. gibet, in OF. also club, fr. LL. gibetum;; cf. OF. gibe sort of sickle or hook, It. giubbetto gibbet, and giubbetta, dim. of giubba mane, also, an under waistcoat, doublet, Prov. It. gibba (cf. Jupon); so that it perhaps originally signified a halter, a rope round the neck of malefactors; or it is, perhaps, derived fr. L. gibbus hunched, humped, E. gibbous; or cf. E. jib a sail.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended; the jib. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gibbet \Gib"bet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gibbeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbeting.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hang and expose on a gibbet. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose to infamy; to blacken. [1913 Webster] I'll gibbet up his name. --Oldham. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gibbet n 1: alternative terms for gallows [syn: gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet, gallous] v 1: hang on an execution instrument 2: expose to ridicule or public scorn [syn: pillory, gibbet]