gallows tree
noun see gallows I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gallows tree — Gallows Gal lows, n. sing.; pl. {Gallowses}or {Gallows}. [OE. galwes, pl., AS. galga, gealga, gallows, cross; akin to D. galg gallows, OS. & OHG. galgo, G. galgen, Icel. g[=a]lgi, Sw. & Dan. galge, Goth. galga a cross. Etymologically and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gallows tree — n. [ME galwetre < OE galgtreow] a gallows …   English World dictionary

  • gallows tree — noun alternative terms for gallows • Syn: ↑gallows tree, ↑gibbet, ↑gallous • Derivationally related forms: ↑gibbet (for: ↑gibbet) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gallows-tree — noun alternative terms for gallows • Syn: ↑gallows tree, ↑gibbet, ↑gallous • Derivationally related forms: ↑gibbet (for: ↑gibbet) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gallows tree — a gallows. Also, gallow tree. [bef. 900; ME galwe tree, OE galgtreow, equiv. to galg(a) GALLOWS + treow TREE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gallows tree — gal′lows (or gal′low) tree n. gallows 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • gallows tree — /ˈgæloʊz tri/ (say galohz tree) noun Archaic → gallows (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • gallows tree — noun another term for gallows …   English new terms dictionary

  • gallows-tree — Same as gallows …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • gallows tree — wooden frame on which criminals are hung …   English contemporary dictionary

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