firing-squad

firing squad

noun
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.

Origin:
1900–05

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firing squad
 
n
a small military detachment formed to implement a death sentence by shooting

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