Complete Definition of "guillotine"

see|Guillotine
English

Etymology
After w:Joseph-Ignace Guillotin|Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, who proposed its use for capital punishment.

Noun
en-noun|s
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  1. A machine used for the application of capital punishment by decapitation, consisting of a tall upright frame from which is suspended a heavy diagonal-edged blade.
  2. A machine used for cutting stacks of paper to straight edges, usually by means of a hinged blade attached to a flat platform.
  3. A cloture; a motion that debate be ended and a vote taken.

Verb
en-verb|guillotin|ing

  1. transitive To execute, cut or cut short (a person, a stack of paper or a debate) by use of a guillotine.

Translations
trans-top|machine used for capital punishment
Finnish: giljotiini
French: guillotine f
German: Guillotine f
Hungarian: nyaktiló
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Portuguese: guilhotina f
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trans-top|machine that cuts paper
Finnish: paperileikkuri
French: massicot m
German: Papierschneider m
Hungarian: könyv-körülvágó
trans-mid
Portuguese: guilhotina f
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