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Tyburn

[ tahy-bern ]
/ ˈtaɪ bərn /
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noun

a former place of public execution in London, England.
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Tyburn

/ (ˈtaɪbɜːn) /

noun

(formerly) a place of execution in London, on the River Tyburn (a tributary of the Thames, now entirely below ground)
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Word Origin and History for tyburn

Tyburn


place of public execution for Middlesex from c.1200 to 1783; it stood at the junction of modern Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Edgware Road.

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