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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.
Lawyers for inmates David Miller and Edmund Zagorski made the same arguments before they chose to die by the electric chair in 2018.
Netflix released the Bundy series 30 years to the date when he died in the electric chair.
Robinson, and George Raft who paid for their crimes with a last meal and an appointment with the electric chair at "The Big House."
The three-legged electric chair was made from oak and installed at the Raiford prison in 1999.
The electric chair was introduced in the Philippines in 1926 by the US colonial government and it was in use until 1932, when Commonwealth president Manuel Quezon stayed all executions under his watch.
Here is a list of materials used to construct the electric chairs:
335 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines, and sentenced each of them to death by electric chair. They appealed, of course, but lost.
In truth, Tennessee never did abandon the electric chair; killers who committed their crimes before the state adopted lethal injection in 1999 have been given the choice of electrocution or the needle.
Tennessee's electric chair, last used in 2007, is now an option for executions in the state if lethal injection drugs are unavailable, following a bill that was signed by the governor on Thursday.
Throughout this battle, Tesla, backed by Morgan's rival George Westinghouse, becomes the hero while Edison unwittingly becomes the inventor of the electric chair.