Translation of "guillotine" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (DEVICE) 装置 uk us /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/

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

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 which is used for cutting large quantities of paper


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