from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A method of execution in which a group of law enforcement officers or soldiers are designated to shoot a person condemned to death.
- noun A group of people designated to shoot a person condemned to death.
- noun A detachment of soldiers chosen to fire a salute at a military funeral.
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- noun A group of
soldiersor paramilitariesdetailed to executesomeone, usually by rifle shot, or to dischargetheir weapons ceremoniallyat a funeral.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution
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