Definition of firing squad in English:

firing squad

Syllabification: fir·ing squad

noun

  • 1A 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.
  • 1.1 A group of soldiers detailed to fire the salute at a military funeral.
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    • At our memorial day parade, there were 3 senior members that were asked by the commander of the foreign legion to do the firing squad for the rifle salutes.
    • Taps will be played either by a bugler or by recording, and a three-volley salute, sometimes referred to as a twenty one gun salute, will be held by a firing squad.

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