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—n., v., -bet•ed, -bet•ing.
a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution.
1. to hang on a gibbet.
2. to put to death by hanging on a gibbet.
3. to hold up to public scorn.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.