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PILLORY

a device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the head and hands can be locked

The meaning of the word pillory is a device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the head and hands can be locked.

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