jougs

/ (dʒʊɡz) /

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

Word Origin for jougs

C16: probably from French joug yoke
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