HyperDic: instrument_of_execution

English > 1 sense of the expression instrument of execution:
NOUNartifactinstrument of executionan instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
English > instrument of execution: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person.
PartsscaffoldA platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)
Narrowerelectric chair, chair, death chair, hot seatAn instrument of execution by electrocution
gallowsAn instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
garrote, garotte, garrotte, iron collarAn instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
gas chamber, death chamberinstrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced
guillotineinstrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles
stakeinstrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
BroaderinstrumentA device that requires skill for proper use
Spanishinstrumento de ejecución

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