Synonyms
Etymology

1. gallows

noun. ['ˈgæloʊz'] an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging.

Synonyms

  • hemp
  • hangman's rope
  • gallows-tree
  • hempen necktie
  • hangman's halter
  • halter
  • gallous
  • instrument of execution
  • gallows tree

Etymology

  • gealga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Gallows

  • mallows
  • hallows
  • gallos
  • gallo's

Example sentences of the word gallows


1. Noun, plural
Guards see the apparition move through the yard at night, in the direction of the former gallows.

Quotes containing the word gallows


1. One thing I would say is real cops have real gallows senses of humor and make incredibly funny and inappropriate jokes in the presence of dead people all the time.
- Daniel J. Goor

2. I'm a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It's crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening.
- Amanda Peet

2. gallows-tree

noun. alternative terms for gallows.

Synonyms

  • gallows
  • gallous
  • gallows tree
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