a bridge in Venice across which prisoners were formerly led for trial in the ducal palace.
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British Dictionary definitions for Bridge of Sighs
a covered 16th-century bridge in Venice, between the Doges' Palace and the prisons, through which prisoners were formerly led to trial or execution
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