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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

Full Definition of electric chair

  1. 1 :  a chair used in legal electrocution

  2. 2 :  the penalty of death by electrocution


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