Translation of "guillotine" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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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

King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette went to the guillotine (= were killed by the guillotine) during the French Revolution. 法國大革命期間,國王路易十六和瑪麗‧安托瓦內特被推上了斷頭台。

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


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


guillotineverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/ us /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/

guillotine verb [ T ] (KILL)

to cut someone's head off using a guillotine

During the French Revolution, thousands of people were guillotined. 法國大革命期間,數以千計的人命喪斷頭台。

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

The bill was guillotined at the committee stage. 在委員會審議階段,這項法案即遭限制。

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