Translation of "guillotine" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/ us

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.

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

verb uk /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/ us

to cut someone’s head off using a guillotine to cut someone’s head off using a device that consists of a sharp blade in a tall frame

During the French Revolution, thousands of people were guillotined.

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


noun /ˈɡilətiːn/

in France formerly, an instrument for cutting criminals’ heads off.


a machine for cutting paper.


(Translation of “guillotine” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)