1. [ noun ] instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging
Synonyms: gallows gallows-tree gallous gallows_tree gallowstree
Related terms: instrument_of_execution hangman's_rope
2. [ verb ] (law) hang on an execution instrument
Related terms: hang gallows
3. [ verb ] expose to ridicule or public scorn
Synonyms: pillory
Related terms: expose
Similar spelling:   gift