Definition of firing squad in English:

firing squad

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  • A group of soldiers detailed to shoot a condemned person.
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    • They went through the farce of a court martial and were then shot by a firing squad.
    • The American and Spanish ministers made unsuccessful appeals for postponement of her execution in Germany, and she was shot by a firing squad on October 12, 1915.
    • Then the commander of the firing squad went forward and shot each in the forehead.

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