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electric chair

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishelectric chaireˌlectric ˈchair noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 SCLa chair in which criminals are killed using electricity, especially in the US, in order to punish them for murder 🔊 He faces death by the electric chair in a Florida state prison.
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electric chairTop Florida court OKs electric chair use Tallahassee, Fla.The display does include, however, the electric chair that killed Ruth Snyder in 1927.If two people push together, only the computer knows which one killed the man in the electric chair.The judge rejected the recommendation and sentenced Flowers to the electric chair.A world-wide protest movement tried to prevent their execution, but they eventually went to the electric chair in 1927.The electric chair for those with spelling mistakes.
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