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Definition of gallows noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gallows

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɡæloʊz//
 
(pl. gallows)
 
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a structure on which people, for example criminals, are killed by hanging to send a man to the gallows (= to send him to his death by hanging) The public was waiting to see the hated hangman swing from his own gallows.
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