GIB'BET, n. A gallows; a post or machine in form of a gallows, on which notorious malefactors are hanged in chains, and on which their bodies are suffered to remain, as spectacles in terrorem.

1. Any traverse beam.

GIB'BET, v.t. To hang and expose on a gibbet or gallows.

1. To hang or expose on anything going travers, as the beam of a gibbet.