electric-chair

electric chair

noun
1.
a chair used to electrocute criminals sentenced to death.
2.
the penalty of legal electrocution.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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

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