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Definition of Guillotine

Guillotine
Guillotine Guil"lo*tine` (g[i^]l"l[-o]*t[=e]n`), n. [F., from Guillotin, a French physician, who proposed, in the Constituent Assembly of 1789, to abolish decapitation with the ax or sword. The instrument was invented by Dr. Antoine Louis, and was called at first Louison or Louisette. Similar machines, however, were known earlier.] 1. A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim. 2. Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing, resembling in its action a guillotine.
Guillotine
Guillotine Guil"lo*tine` (g[i^]l`l[-o]*t[=e]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guillotined; p. pr. & vb. n. Guillotining.] [Cf. F. guillotiner.] To behead with the guillotine.

Meaning of Guillotine from wikipedia

- A guillotine (/ˈɡɪlətiːn/ GHIL-ə-teen, also US: /ˈɡiːətiːn/ GHEE-, French: [ɡijɔtin] (listen)) is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions...
- The guillotine choke, also known as Mae Hadaka Jime (前裸絞, "front naked choke"; compare to a rear naked choke) in judo, is a chokehold in martial arts and...
- In surgery, a guillotine am****tion is an am****tion performed without closure of the skin in an urgent setting. Typical indications include catastrophic...
- A guillotine is a device for carrying out executions by decapitation, named after Joseph-Ignace Guillotin. Guillotine or Guillotines may also refer to:...
- The Maiden (also known as the Scottish Maiden) is an early form of guillotine, or gibbet, that was used between the 16th and 18th centuries as a means...
- Dry Guillotine is the English translation of the French phrase la guillotine sèche, which was prisoner slang for the Devil's Island penal colony at French...
- (UK: US: /ˈkloʊtʃər/, also UK: /ˈkloʊtjʊər/), closure, or, informally, a guillotine is a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate...
- Guillotine is a card game created by Wizards of the Coast and designed by Paul Peterson. The game is set during the French Revolution, and was released...
- The Guillotine is an amateur wrestling move named after the decapitation device. It was developed in the 1920s by Cornell 1928 NCAA champion Ralph Leander...
- The Guillotines is a 2012 Chinese-Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Andrew Lau, starring Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun and Jing Boran...
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