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Definition of guillotine:

  1. A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.
  2. Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing, resembling in its action a guillotine.
  3. To behead with the guillotine.


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