gibbet: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (jib'it), [key]
— n., v., -bet•ed, -bet•ing.
- 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.
- to hang on a gibbet.
- to put to death by hanging on a gibbet.
- to hold up to public scorn.
- gibbet (Thesaurus)