Translation of "guillotine" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (DEVICE) 裝置 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 which is used for cutting large quantities of paper


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