firing squad(redirected from firing squads)
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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.
(Military) a small military detachment formed to implement a death sentence by shooting
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.
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|Noun||1.||firing 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