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firing squadnoun [C]

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a ​group of ​soldiers who are ​ordered to ​shoot and ​kill a ​prisoner
(Definition of firing squad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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firing squadnoun [C]

 /ˈfɑɪər·ɪŋ ˌskwɑd/
a ​group of ​soldiers whose ​job is to ​shoot and ​kill someone as a ​punishment
(Definition of firing squad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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