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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
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