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electric chair

n.
1. A device used in the electrocution of a person sentenced to death, consisting of a chair in which the person is restrained and a means of applying a lethal electrical current to the body.
2. Execution by means of such a device.
3. The sentence of death by means of such a device.

electric chair

(in the US) n
a. an electrified chair for executing criminals
b. the electric chair execution by this method

elec′tric chair′


n.
1. a chair used to electrocute criminals sentenced to death.
2. the penalty of legal electrocution.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electric chair - an instrument of execution by electrocutionelectric chair - an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
instrument of execution - an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
Translations
كُرْسي كَهْرُبائي
elektrisk stol
villamosszék
rafmagnsstóll
elektrické kreslo
elektrikli sandalye

electric chair

nsedia elettrica

electricity

(elekˈtrisəti) noun
a form of energy used to give heat, light, power etc. worked by electricity; Don't waste electricity.
electric (əˈlektrik) adjective
1. of, produced by, or worked by electricity. electric light.
2. full of excitement. The atmosphere in the theatre was electric.
eˈlectrical adjective
related to electricity. electrical engineering; electrical appliances; an electrical fault.
eˈlectrically adverb
Is this machine electrically operated?
ˌelecˈtrician (-ʃən) noun
a person whose job is to make, install, repair etc electrical equipment. The electrician mended the electric fan.
eˈlectrified (-faid) adjective
supplied or charged with electricity. an electrified fence.
eˈlectrify (-fai) verb
1. to convert (a railway etc) to the use of electricity as the moving power.
2. to excite or astonish. The news electrified us.
eˌlectrifiˈcation (-fi) noun
eˈlectrifying adjective
an electrifying speech.
electric chair
a chair used to execute criminals by sending a powerful electric current through them.
References in classic literature ?
Gluck's confession, before he went to the electric chair, threw much light upon the series of mysterious events, many apparently unrelated, that so perturbed the world between the years 1933 and 1941.
The electric chair was an antique dental chair they'd converted so that it gave people little electric shocks and blew out lots of smoke when people sat on it.
Richard Dieter, director of the anti-execution Death Penalty Information Center, said: "The electric chair is clearly a brutal alternative.
But the new law could take that choice away from the inmates and make everyone on death row subject to the electric chair.
It has also said its electric chair is operational.
Florida began to use lethal injections after a malfunction of the electric chair during Pedro Medina's execution in 1997, when Medina appeared to be on fire.
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The Electric Chair" series, both canvases and prints, was derived from a photograph of the electric chair in Sing Sing Penitentiary in Ossining, N.
They resemble an electric chair and have a metal detector on the seat.
The little housemate drank three glasses of champers then chatted up the girls before ramming his electric chair into the diary room.
DANCE HALL ROAD opens with a teenager, Jimmy Drake, handing Adrian Drury a picture of an electric chair.
italy: Management at an Italian funfair have withdrawn an attraction allowing visitors to watch a dummy suffer a grisly execution in an electric chair.