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Definition of pillory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pillory

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BrE BrE//ˈpɪləri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪləri//
 
 
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(pl. pillories) a wooden frame, with holes for the head and hands, which people were locked into in the past as a punishment compare stock Word Origin Middle English: from Old French pilori, probably from Provençal espilori (associated by some with a Catalan word meaning ‘peephole’, of uncertain origin).
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