electric chair

noun

Definition of electric chair

1 :a chair used in legal electrocution
2 :the penalty of death by electrocution

First Known Use of electric chair

1883


ELECTRIC CHAIR Defined for English Language Learners

electric chair

noun

Definition of electric chair for English Language Learners

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


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electric chair

noun elec·tric chair

legal Definition of electric chair

1 :a chair used in performing a legal electrocution
2 :the penalty of death by electrocution

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