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firing squad

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Army
firing squadˈfiring squad noun [countable]  PMAKILLa group of soldiers whose duty is to punish prisoners by shooting and killing them
Examples from the Corpus
firing squadIn December, Beria was found guilty and sent before a firing squad.Meanwhile, Switzer faces a firing squad each day.Facing him at the office next day was like facing a firing squad.On the other hand, we are not a nation that summarily disposes of our criminal population with a firing squad.Billy had heard that one man in each firing squad was customarily given a rifle loaded with blank cartridge.Due to the youthful inaccuracy of the firing squad, few if any were killed at the first volley.
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