whipping post
noun Date: 1600 a post to which offenders are tied to be legally whipped

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Whipping post — Whipping Whip ping, a & n. from {Whip}, v. [1913 Webster] {Whipping post}, a post to which offenders are tied, to be legally whipped. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whipping post — n. a post to which offenders are tied to be whipped as a legal punishment …   English World dictionary

  • whipping post — a post to which persons are tied to undergo whipping as a legal penalty. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • whipping post — /ˈwɪpɪŋ poʊst/ (say wiping pohst) noun History a post to which persons were fastened to undergo whipping as a legal penalty …   Australian English dictionary

  • whipping post — noun post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped • Hypernyms: ↑post …   Useful english dictionary

  • whipping-post — whippˈing post noun 1. A post to which offenders are tied to be whipped 2. The punishment itself • • • Main Entry: ↑whip …   Useful english dictionary

  • whipping post — noun historical a post to which offenders were tied to be whipped as a public punishment …   English new terms dictionary

  • whipping-post — A post to which offenders were first tied and then were whipped …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Whipping Post (song) — Song infobox Name = Whipping Post Artist = The Allman Brothers Band Album = The Allman Brothers Band (studio) At Fillmore East (live) Released = November 4, 1969 (studio) July 1971 (live) track no = Recorded = August 7, 1969 (studio) March 13,… …   Wikipedia

  • Whipping — Whip ping, a & n. from {Whip}, v. [1913 Webster] {Whipping post}, a post to which offenders are tied, to be legally whipped. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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