Definition of Death chair

1. Noun. An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person. "The murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"

Exact synonyms: Chair, Electric Chair, Hot Seat
Generic synonyms: Instrument Of Execution



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Chair

death angels
death bed
death bell
death benefit
death by PowerPoint
death by chocolate
death by cop
death by spellcheck
death camas
death camp
death camps
death cap
death caps
death certificates
death chair (current term)
death chamber
death clock
death clocks
death cup
death duty
death erection
death erections
death factor
death factors
death futures
death grip
death grips
death growl
death grunt

Literary usage of Death chair

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Legal Medicine: For the Use of Practitioners and Students of by Justin Herold (1898)
"The execution, electric, or death-chair is secured to the floor of the ... When a criminal is placed in the death-chair a moist electrode is usually placed ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"When everything is in readiness the criminal is brought in and seats himself in the death-chair. His head, chest, arms and legs are secured by broad straps; ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"It consisted of a dynamo capable of generating an alternating current of 2000 volts, with a death- chair, and suitable electrodes, the victim completing the ..."

4. The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy by Pennsylvania Prison Society (1888)
"We venture to predict that public opinion will soon banish the death chair, as it has done the rope, and that imprisonment for life will be the only proper ..."

5. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1891)
"devised for the purpose consisted of a dynamo capable of generating an alternating current of 2000 volts, with a death-chair and suitable electrodes, ..."

6. Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1906 by Woodrow Wilson, Benson John Lossing (1905)
"The execution adequate conception of infinite space or room contained only the death-chair, the time. But we can at least extend the electrodes, ..."

7. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1903)
"Gardner walked to the death chair with a firm step and a smile of joy on his face. He was an illiterate man, but before he took the chair he stood and from ..."

8. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History from 458 A. D. to 1909 by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson (1906)
"The execution adequate conception of infinite space or room contained only the death-chair, the time. But we can at least extend the electrodes, ..."

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