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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang The electric chair.
  • n. Informal A position in which one is subjected to extreme stress or discomfort, as by excessive criticism.

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  • n. the electric chair
  • n. any stressful situation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
  • n. a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism

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