guillotine guillotine  /ˈɡɪ lə ˌtin/


  1. (n) closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
  2. (n) instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people
  3. (v) kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine


  1. Many danced around the guillotine, singing the Marseillaise.
  2. In France, the guillotine dispatches condemned criminals.
  3. The French, traditionally, are reluctant to guillotine women.


  • Athletic department budget on the block

    In wake of the guillotine dropping on the budget for University of Montana’s general fund, UM athletics is already planning on scaling back amenities before a final cut number is announced.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin

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  1. "You're looking for some sort of a guillotine to come falling down if some date isn't met," Rumsfeld told reporters. "That is not what this is about."
    on Oct 26, 2006 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source:

  2. Sir Kevin said: "By the summer of 2003 the Treasury felt that we were using far too much cash. And in September 2003, the chancellor of the day instituted a complete guillotine on our settlement."
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Kevin Tebbit Source: This is London

  3. Domenech, in comments that were not well received at the FFF, told a press conference before the Serbian game: "In the world today ...... it is the smell of blood that interests you." "Thankfully the guillotine doesn't exist any more because...
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Raymond Domenech Source: Malaysia Star

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