Significado de “guillotine” - en el Diccionario Inglés

guillotine en inglés británico

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guillotinenoun

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.

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

guillotineverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/ us /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/

(Definición de guillotine del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

guillotine en inglés americano

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guillotinenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡɪl·əˌtin/ /ˈɡi·əˌtin/

a device, invented in France, consisting of a sharp blade in a tall frame that was used for killing a person by cutting off his or her head

guillotine
verb [ T ] us /ˈɡɪl·əˌtin/ /ˈɡi·əˌtin/

During the French Revolution, thousands of people were guillotined.

(Definición de guillotine del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)