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instrument of execution

Definitions of instrument of execution
  1. noun
    an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
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    chair, death chair, electric chair, hot seat
    an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
    gallows
    an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
    garotte, garrote, garrotte, iron collar
    an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
    death chamber, gas chamber
    instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals
    guillotine
    instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people
    stake
    instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
    gallous, gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet
    alternative terms for gallows
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    instrument
    a device that requires skill for proper use
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