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One entry found for guillotine.
Main Entry: guil·lo·tine
Pronunciation: primarystressgil-schwa-secondarystresstemacronn; secondarystressgemacron-(y)schwa-primarystresstemacronn, primarystressgemacron-(y)schwasecondarystress-temacronn
Function: noun
Etymology: named for Joseph Guillotin 1738-1814 French doctor and public official
: a machine for cutting off a person's head by means of a heavy blade sliding in two upright grooved posts
- guillotine verb

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