Translation of "guillotine" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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guillotinenoun

uk /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/ us /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/

guillotine noun (DEVICE)

[ C or S ] a device, invented in France, consisting of a sharp blade in a tall frame, used in the past for killing criminals by cutting off their heads

(法国发明的)断头台
King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette went to the guillotine (= were killed by the guillotine) during the French Revolution. 法国大革命期间,国王路易十六和玛丽‧安托瓦尼特被推上了断头台。

[ C ] UK a device with a long sharp blade that is used for cutting large quantities of paper

切纸机;裁切机

guillotine noun (LIMIT)

[ C ] UK specialized politics a limit on the amount of discussion allowed about a particular law in Parliament, made by setting a fixed time before a final vote must be taken

(英国议会对法律议案的)规定截止辩论的时限

guillotineverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/ us /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/

guillotine verb [ T ] (KILL)

to cut someone's head off using a guillotine

在断头台上处决;将…推上断头台处死
During the French Revolution, thousands of people were guillotined. 法国大革命期间,数以千计的人命丧断头台。

guillotine verb [ T ] (LIMIT)

UK specialized politics to set a fixed time before a final vote must be taken on a particular law in Parliament

(英国议会对法律议案的)规定截止辩论的时限
The bill was guillotined at the committee stage. 在委员会审议阶段,这项法案即遭限制。

(Translation of “guillotine” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)