verb (used with object), gib·bet·ed, gib·bet·ing.
Words nearby gibbet
Origin of gibbet
Examples from the Web for gibbet
The cross, which was in those days the gibbet of the vilest malefactors, was to all the world an emblem only of shame and horror.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
Meg: I sees you swingin' on that gibbet—stretchin' with yer toes—swingin' in the wind.Wappin' Wharf|Charles S. Brooks
They were screeching as if in anger, but still remained perched on the tree, which they probably mistook for a gibbet.The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete|Georg Ebers
The gibbet awaits all those of his followers who may be arrested.
Thus pirates are brought to the gibbet by the first into whose hands they fall.
British Dictionary definitions for gibbet
- a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung to public view
- a gallows