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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.
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