jougs

pl n

Scot history an iron ring, fastened by a chain to a wall, post, or tree, in which an offender was held by the neck: common in Scotland from the 16th to 18th century

Nearby words

  1. jotunheim,
  2. joual,
  3. joubert,
  4. joubert's syndrome,
  5. joubert, joseph,
  6. jouhaux,
  7. jouhaux, léon,
  8. jouissance,
  9. jouk,
  10. joukahainen

Word Origin for jougs

C16: probably from French joug yoke

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