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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...
- A guillotine is a device for carrying out executions by decapitation. Guillotine or Guillotines may also refer to: Guillotine (metalwork) or shear Guillotine...
- 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...
- In surgery, a guillotine am****tion is an am****tion performed without closure of the skin in an urgent setting. Typical indications include catastrophic...
- The Flying Guillotine may refer to: The Flying Guillotine (film), a 1975 Hong Kong film directed by Meng Hua Ho The Guillotines, 2012 remake of the 1975...
- (UK: US: /ˈkloʊtʃər/, also UK: /ˈkloʊtjʊər/), closure or, informally, a guillotine, is a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate...
- Two on a Guillotine is a 1965 American horror film produced and directed by William Conrad and starring Connie Stevens. The screenplay by John Kneubuhl...
- 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...
- A guillotine clause is a sti****tion that an adoption of a contract package depends on the adoption of all of the individual treaties or contracts included...
- 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...
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