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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gib·bet /ˈʤɪbət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gib·bet n.
 1. A kind of gallows; an upright post with an arm projecting from the top, on which, formerly, malefactors were hanged in chains, and their bodies allowed to remain as a warning.
 2. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended; the jib.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gib·bet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gibbeted p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbeting.]
 1. To hang and expose on a gibbet.
 2. To expose to infamy; to blacken.
    I'll gibbet up his name.   --Oldham.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from
          which condemned persons are executed by hanging [syn: gallows,
           gallows tree, gallows-tree, gallous]
      v 1: hang on an execution instrument
      2: expose to ridicule or public scorn [syn: pillory]