Synonyms of guillotine


1. closure by compartment, guillotine, closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law

usage: closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill

2. guillotine, instrument of execution

usage: instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people


1. guillotine, decapitate, behead, decollate

usage: kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine; "The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"

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