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electric chair

noun

Simple Definition of electric chair

  • : a special chair in which a criminal who has been sentenced to death is killed by using a strong electric current

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of electric chair

  1. 1 :  a chair used in legal electrocution

  2. 2 :  the penalty of death by electrocution

1889

First Known Use of electric chair

1889


Law Dictionary

electric chair

noun elec·tric chair

Legal Definition of electric chair

  1. 1 :  a chair used in performing a legal electrocution

  2. 2 :  the penalty of death by electrocution




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