firing squad


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firing squad

n.
1.
a. A method of execution in which a group of law enforcement officers or soldiers are designated to shoot a person condemned to death.
b. A group of people designated to shoot a person condemned to death.
2. A detachment of soldiers chosen to fire a salute at a military funeral.

firing squad

n
(Military) a small military detachment formed to implement a death sentence by shooting

fir′ing squad`


n.
1. a military detachment assigned to execute a condemned person by shooting.
2. a military detachment assigned to fire a salute at the burial of a person being honored.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firing squad - a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military executionfiring squad - a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
squad - a smallest army unit
Translations
kivégzőosztag

firing squad

nplotone m d'esecuzione
References in classic literature ?
They were shot with their backs to the firing squad.
An Emirati woman executed by the firing squad in Abu Dhabi after being convicted of killing an American kindergarten teacher, Ibolya Ryan, in Boutik Mall on Al Reem Island.
had asked last week to be executed by a firing squad because his lawyer claimed that the lethal injection would cause him a lot of pain.
Filipinos who lived in the martial law years all remember the execution, in December 1972, of the Chinese drug lord Lim Seng who was dispatched to kingdom come by a military firing squad.
Education minister Kim Yong-Jin, 63, is said to have been shot by firing squad after the dictator, 32, became infuriated by his "bad posture" in parliament.
Firing squad is the only execution method in Somalia (AP PHOTO/FARAH ABDI WARSAMEH)
TWO Australians executed for drug smuggling sang Amazing Grace as they faced a firing squad.
An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers, along g with one Indonesian, from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil.
Ronnie Lee Gardner was the last person to die by firing squad in Utah -- a method state lawmakers voted this week to reinstate, illustrating frustrations across the U.
The last prisoner to be executed by firing squad in the state was Ronnie Lee Gardner in 2010.
In October 2010, the Sleman District Court found the Filipina guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced her to death by firing squad.