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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ganch \Ganch\, v. t. [Cf. F. ganche, n., also Sp. & Pg. gancho hook, It. gancio.] To drop from a high place upon sharp stakes or hooks, as the Turks dropped malefactors, by way of punishment. [1913 Webster] Ganching, which is to let fall from on high upon hooks, and there to hang until they die. --Sandys. [1913 Webster]