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Firing squad   /fˈaɪrɪŋ skwɑd/   Listen
Firing squad

A squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution.  Synonym: firing party.

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"Firing squad" Quotes from Famous Books

... and final tragedy of her triumph had proved too much for even her robust vitality, and when the news came that Starr Wiley had killed himself in his garrison prison rather than face the firing squad, the inevitable ...
— The Fifth Ace • Douglas Grant

... bodily will to survive that men who have themselves known danger will pay the greater reverence to those who, conscious of mortal fears, and throbbing with the fullness of existence, none the less in the calm ecstasy of their devotion commit themselves to the battle, the firing squad, or the prison death as to a ...
— Essays in Rebellion • Henry W. Nevinson

Words linked to "Firing squad" :   armed services, armed forces, military, squad, military machine, war machine

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