Definition of guillotine

Definition of guillotine
  1. guillotine Noun A machine used for the application of capital punishment by decapitation, consisting of a tall upright frame from which is suspended a heavy diagonal-edged blade.
  2. guillotine Noun A device used for cutting stacks of paper to straight edges, usually by means of a hinged blade attached to a flat platform.
  3. guillotine Noun A cloture; a motion that debate be ended and a vote taken.
  4. guillotine Verb To execute, cut or cut short (a person, a stack of paper or a debate) by use of a guillotine.
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