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Noun: guillotine  'gi-lu,teen or ,gi-lu'teen
  1. Closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
    - closure by compartment
     
  2. Instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people
Verb: guillotine  'gi-lu,teen or ,gi-lu'teen
  1. Kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine
    "The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"

Derived forms: guillotines, guillotined, guillotining

Type of: behead, closure, cloture [N. Amer], decapitate, decollate, gag law, gag rule, instrument of execution

Encyclopedia: Guillotine