instrument of execution

Definitions of instrument of execution
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n 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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