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Electric chair   /ɪlˈɛktrɪk tʃɛr/   Listen
Electric chair

An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person.  Synonyms: chair, death chair, hot seat.

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"Electric chair" Quotes from Famous Books

... motor Lauras or something and not wear us all out before we got here but no it was drill every ft. of the way and I said to Johnny Alcock the night we got here that when they was sending us up here to die they might at lease give us a ride and he says no because when they send a man to the electric chair they don't push him up there in a go cart but they make him get there on his own dogs. So I said "Yes but he travels light and he don't half to go far and when he gets there they's a chair waiting for ...
— The Real Dope • Ring Lardner

... the narrow stair to the Marconi deck. At the table sat Platts' assistant with the Marconi attachment upon his head—an apparatus which always set me thinking of the electric chair. ...
— The Devil Doctor • Sax Rohmer

Words linked to "Electric chair" :   instrument of execution

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