Sinonimi: wall hanging
Execution by suspension, usually with a drop of 0.6–2 m/2–6 ft, so that the powerful jerk of the tightened rope breaks the neck. This was once a common form of capital punishment in Europe and is still practiced in some states in the US.
1. A form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead.
2. Something that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; SYN. wall hanging.