Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A sledge on which a traitor was dragged to execution. See 4 Bl. Comm. 92.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English criminal law. A kind of sledge, on which convicted felons were drawn to the place of execution.