firing squad

firing squad


: a group of soldiers whose job is to shoot a prisoner who has been sentenced to death

Full Definition of FIRING SQUAD

:  a detachment detailed to fire volleys over the grave of one buried with military honors
:  a detachment detailed to carry out a sentence of death by shooting

First Known Use of FIRING SQUAD



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