gallows
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The plural of “gallows” is “gallowses” or “gallows.”
gallows(
gah
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loz
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la horca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The executioner accompanied the prisoner to the gallows.El verdugo acompañó al condenado a la horca.
b. el patíbulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The townspeople dragged the suspected rapist to the gallows and hanged him in the town square.Los habitantes del pueblo arrastraron al presunto violador al patíbulo y lo ahorcaron en la plaza.
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gallows
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la patíbulo m, horca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
gallows humorhumor negro or macabro
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gallows [ˈɡæləʊz]
noun:singular
gallowses gallows horca (f)
modifier
gallows humour (n) humor (m) negro or macabro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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