- vt. 绞死；吊死；使当众出丑
- n. 绞刑架；绞死；支架
来自古法语gibet, 弯钩，绞架。可能来自gib, 铁钩。
- gibbet (n.)
- early 13c., "gallows," from Old French gibet "gallows; a bent stick, small stick with a cross" (13c.), diminutive of gibe "club; hoe," perhaps from Frankish *gibb "forked stick." "Originally synonymous with GALLOWS sb., but in later use signifying an upright post with projecting arm from which the bodies of criminals were hung in chains or irons after execution" [OED].
- gibbet (v.)
- "to kill by hanging," 1590s, from gibbet (n.). Also "to hang a dead body in a public place for the sake of infamous exposure;" hence, figuratively "expose to ridicule" (1640s). Related: Gibbeted; gibbeting.
- 1. We passed the desiccated corpse of a brigand hanging on a gibbet.
- 2. We're that near the gibbet that my neck's stiff with thinking on it.
来自英汉文学 - 金银岛
- 3. The criminals were hanged on the gibbet.
- 4. Here you turn, and lo ! a gibbet!
- 您转过来一看呀! 是给您一具绞刑架!
- 5. He was probably put on a gibbet and made to stand in a loose, foetal position.
- 他可能是被放在原木的绞刑架上,然后竖起来,成为松弛的 、 胎儿一般的姿势.
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