ETYM French pilori; cf. Pr. espitlori, Late Lat. piloricum, pilloricum, pellericum, pellorium, pilorium, spilorium; perhaps from a derivative of Latin speculari to look around, observe. Related to Speculate.
A wooden instrument on a post with holes for the neck and hands; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn; SYN. stocks.
Former instrument of punishment consisting of a wooden frame set on a post, with holes in which the prisoner's head and hands were secured, similar to the stocks. Bystanders threw whatever was available at the miscreant.
Its use for punishing petty offenders ended in the us in Delaware 1905.
Wooden frame with holes for head and hands used as punishment.
Mesto na kome su zločinci bili vezani i izlagani javnom prezrenju, sramni stub.