HyperDic: guillotine

English > 3 senses of the word guillotine:
VERBcontactguillotinekill by cutting the head off with a guillotine
NOUNcommunicationguillotine, closure by compartmentclosure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
artifactguillotineinstrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles
guillotine > pronunciation
Soundsgih'lahtiy.n; giy'yahtiy.n
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > guillotine: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningclosure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill.
Synonymclosure by compartment
Broaderclosure, cloture, gag rule, gag lawA rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
Spanishguillotina
Catalanguillotina
English > guillotine: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaninginstrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people.
Broaderinstrument of executionAn instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
Spanishguillotina
Catalanguillotina
Verbsguillotinekill by cutting the head off with a guillotine
English > guillotine: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningkill by cutting the head off with a guillotine.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to guillotine the prisoners
Example"The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"
Broaderdecapitate, behead, decollatecut the head of
Spanishguillotinar
Catalanguillotinar
Nounsguillotineinstrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles

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