Origin of brank
Words nearby brank
How to use brank in a sentence
Brand and brank have passed away, the stocks and pillory no longer grace our village greens.Curious Punishments of Bygone Days|Alice Morse Earle
The brank, or imprisonment, or the pillory, was the sentence usually pronounced on these rebellious wives.Bygone Church Life in Scotland|Various
Staffordshire supplies several notable examples of the brank.
We find, in the same county, traces of the brank at Holme, in the Forest of Rossendale.
These cheeks correspond to the two parallel levers called the "branches" of a bridle, and brank is the Norman branque, branch.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley