Etymology

1. guillotine

noun. ['ˈgɪləˌtiːn, ˈgiːjəˌtiːn'] instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people.

Etymology

  • guillotine (French)

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Example sentences of the word guillotine


1. Noun, singular or mass
You might find that you enjoy the holidays a lot more without a financial guillotine hanging over your neck.

2. Adjective
Nail clippers come in guillotine style and those with a scissors-like overlap.

Quotes containing the word guillotine


1. 'The Sundial' is written with the kind of humor that would make a guillotine laugh.
- Victor LaValle

2. All the ideas in the universe can be described by words. Therefore, if you simply take all the words and rearrange them randomly enough times, you’re bound to hit upon at least a few great ideas eventually. Sausage donkey swallows flying guillotine, my love assembly line.
- Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

3. There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
- P.G. Wodehouse

2. guillotine

noun. ['ˈgɪləˌtiːn, ˈgiːjəˌtiːn'] closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill.

Synonyms

  • gag rule
  • closure by compartment
  • closure
  • cloture

Etymology

  • guillotine (French)

3. guillotine

verb. ['ˈgɪləˌtiːn, ˈgiːjəˌtiːn'] kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine.

Synonyms

  • decollate
  • decapitate

Etymology

  • guillotine (French)
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