[ tahy-bern ]

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

Words Nearby Tyburn

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Tyburn in a sentence

  • Jerry Abershawe was a hero of this stamp, only he did not make his last appearance on so fashionable a stage as Tyburn.

  • All at once I bethought me that this street of Oxford was no other than the far-famed Tyburn way.

    Lavengro | George Borrow
  • If you walley my precious life don't upset me, as the gen'l'm'n said to the driver when they was a-carryin' him to Tyburn.'

    The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
  • I asked a bystander where they were going and what was to be done to them, for I did not know at the time that I was near Tyburn.

    Hurricane Hurry | W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Recorder then proceeded to pass sentence on him; in pursuance of which, he was executed at Tyburn on the 17th March, 1718.

British Dictionary definitions for Tyburn


/ (ˈtaɪbɜːn) /

  1. (formerly) a place of execution in London, on the River Tyburn (a tributary of the Thames, now entirely below ground)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012