(noun, verb)


1. a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn

Definition categories: man–made


1. expose to ridicule or public scorn

Similar word(s): gibbet

Definition categories: social, display, exhibit, expose

2. punish by putting in a pillory

Definition categories: social, penalise, penalize, punish

3. criticize harshly or violently

Similar word(s): blast, crucify, savage

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock