（ξύλον, ποδοκάκκη, χοῖνιξ
). A sort of stocks or pillory
for the confinement of criminals and the punishment of refractory slaves. Festus speaks of it
as confining both the neck and the feet; but its form is uncertain. All that is known is that
it had a framework of wood, with holes for hands, neck, and feet. See Plaut.
Poen. v. 4, 99
; Gell. xx. 1
; and Aristoph. Eq. 1047.
). The string of a musical instrument.