v. tGanchTo drop from a high place upon sharp stakes or hooks, as the Turks dropped malefactors, by way of punishment."Ganching , which is to let fall from on high upon hooks, and there to hang until they die."
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ganchTo put to death by letting fall from a height upon hooks or sharp stakes, or by hanging on a hook thrust between the ribs or through the pectoral muscles, as is or has been done with malefactors in Oriental countries.
nganchThe punishment or torture of ganching.
ganchTo make a snatch or snap at anything with open jaws, as a dog.
nganchA snatch at anything with open jaws; a bite.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
v.tGanchganch to impale
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. ganche, (n.), also Sp. & Pg. gancho, hook, It. gancio,