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firing squad

noun

Simple Definition of firing squad

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of firing squad

  1. 1 :  a detachment detailed to fire volleys over the grave of one buried with military honors

  2. 2 :  a detachment detailed to carry out a sentence of death by shooting

1864

First Known Use of firing squad

1864

Rhymes with firing squad

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