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

 pil·lo·ry /ˈpɪləri, ˈpɪlri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·lo·ry n.; pl. Pillories   A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·lo·ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pilloried p. pr. & vb. n. Pillorying.]
 1. To set in, or punish with, the pillory. “Hungering for Puritans to pillory.”
 2. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for
          the neck and hands; offenders were locked in and so
          exposed to public scorn [syn: stocks]
      v 1: expose to ridicule or public scorn [syn: gibbet]
      2: punish by putting in a pillory
      3: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new
         President"; "The critics crucified the author for
         plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: savage, crucify]
      [also: pilloried]