from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Slang The electric chair.
- noun Informal A position in which one is subjected to extreme stress or discomfort, as by excessive criticism.
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- noun by extension any
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- noun an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
- noun a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
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