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See definition of gibbet on Dictionary.com
  • as ingallows
  • as inchoke
  • as inhang

synonyms for gibbet

  • hanging
  • noose
  • potence
  • rope
  • scaffold
See also synonyms for: gibbeted / gibbeting
  • clog
  • congest
  • drown
  • suffocate
  • kill
  • gag
  • gasp
  • strangle
  • stifle
  • fill
  • obstruct
  • close
  • check
  • overpower
  • suppress
  • noose
  • occlude
  • asphyxiate
  • dam
  • stop
  • retard
  • stunt
  • squeeze
  • wring
  • bar
  • stopper
  • throttle
  • die
  • stuff
  • constrict
  • garrote
  • strangulate
  • stretch
  • execute
  • hoist
  • swing
  • noose
  • lynch
  • scrag
  • send to the gallows
  • string up
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How to use gibbet in a sentence

For years afterwards the place was known as Gibbet Hill, and, indeed, the country folk still speak of it by that name.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
It was regarded with a loathing and abhorrence more intense than that in which the felons gibbet is held to-day.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
From the gibbet that rose over the western branch of the road three corpses hung by the neck.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
That massive pile of stones bore at its top four iron forks fastened at right angles, gibbet-shaped.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The latter stopped first before the iron gibbet that terminated in a carcan.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
A heavy stone, weighing about two tons, and furnished with a ring and a strap to hang it by, lay at the foot of the gibbet.
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The gibbet once stood on this heath, and in former times it seems to have been the place where executions usually took place.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
Two hundred guineas was collected for him, and the mob hung a jack-boot and a "Scotch bonnet" on a gibbet and then burnt them.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
You may as well expect courtesy from a literal wild boar, you may as well try to lay leaf gold on old rusty gibbet irons.
QUENTIN DURWARDSIR WALTER SCOTT
They hung Mr. Hood to the gibbet and set fire to a tar barrel under him, and so left him.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
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WORDS RELATED TO GIBBET

  • asphyxiate
  • bar
  • check
  • clog
  • close
  • congest
  • constrict
  • dam
  • die
  • drown
  • fill
  • gag
  • garrote
  • gasp
  • gibbet
  • kill
  • noose
  • obstruct
  • occlude
  • overpower
  • retard
  • squeeze
  • stifle
  • stop
  • stopper
  • strangle
  • strangulate
  • stuff
  • stunt
  • suffocate
  • suppress
  • throttle
  • wring
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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