- a group of soldiers detailed to shoot someone to death as a form of execution
- Mil. a group detailed to fire a volley of shots over the grave at a military funeral
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- a. A method of execution in which a group of law enforcement officers or soldiers are designated to shoot a person condemned to death.b. A group of people designated to shoot a person condemned to death.
- A detachment of soldiers chosen to fire a salute at a military funeral.