KJV Dictionary Definition: gallow


GAL'LOW, v.t. To fright or terrify.


GAL'LOWS, n. singular. Gallows is in the singular number and should be preceded by a, a gallows. The plural is gallowses.

1. An instrument of punishment whereon criminals are executed by hanging. It consists of two posts and a cross beam on the top, to which the criminal is suspended by a rope fastened round his neck.

2. A wretch that deserves the gallows. Not used.