whipping post

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noun

a post to which persons are tied to undergo whipping as a legal penalty.

Nearby words

  1. whippersnapper,
  2. whippet,
  3. whipping,
  4. whipping boy,
  5. whipping cream,
  6. whipple,
  7. whipple's disease,
  8. whipple's operation,
  9. whipple, fred lawrence,
  10. whipple, george hoyt

Origin of whipping post

First recorded in 1590–1600

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