Firing-squad definition

A detachment of soldiers chosen to fire a salute at a military funeral.
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A method of execution in which a group of law enforcement officers or soldiers are designated to shoot a person condemned to death.
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A group of people designated to shoot a person condemned to death.
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A group of soldiers detailed to shoot someone to death as a form of execution.
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(mil.) A group detailed to fire a volley of shots over the grave at a military funeral.
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A group of soldiers or paramilitaries detailed to execute someone, usually by rifle shot, or to discharge their weapons ceremonially at a funeral.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
firing-squad
Plural:
firing-squads