Translation of guillotine in Spanish:


guillotina, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪləˌtin//ˌɡɪləˈtiːn//ˈɡɪlətiːn//ˈɡiəˌtin/


  • 1

    • 1.1(for executions)

      guillotina feminine
      he was sentenced to the guillotine lo condenaron a la guillotina
      • This was also the spot where more than 1000 aristocrats were executed at the guillotine during the French Revolution.
      • As we know, this emanation of virtue would in time cause Robespierre and his followers to lose their heads under the severe and inflexible blade of the guillotine.
      • Did she really want to cry and break just before the rusted, old, bloody blade of the guillotine dropped?
      • Members of Parliament did not want or pretend to be representative: the word ‘democracy’ conjured up in the minds of most of them the spectre of the French Revolution and the guillotine.
      • A moment later there was a thud as Meghan struck the side of the guillotine, and the blade wobbled with a faint squealing sound.
      • A guillotine was consequently developed that could behead twenty-five persons at a time.
      • Careening into the cobblestone street, the blade looked like a guillotine crashing down on its victim.
      • The media are the modern day equivalent of the old crones sitting with their knitting needles around the guillotine during the beheadings of the French Revolution.
      • Her wrists were bound together with rope, and so were her ankles, her neck open to the air and the world, and her entire body was in a guillotine, the blade lingering high above.
      • Kuyper held Americans in high esteem because they had rejected the ‘modern philosophy’ of secularism, which he traced to the French Revolution and its guillotine.
      • She reached out towards her father struggling as the guillotine's blade sliced downwards.
      • First, large heavy shards of glass can fall like guillotines, slicing off body parts.
      • When the guillotine dropped on King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, it might have been thought that France had abandoned all trappings of aristocracy.
      • The king was beheaded on the guillotine on January 21, 1793.
      • That revolutionary dawn proved less than auspicious after many Frenchmen died under the blade of the guillotine.
      • Despite his every effort to persuade his judges of his innocence and that all he was doing was giving spiritual help to those in need he was condemned to death by beheading at the guillotine.
      • The real possibility of a civil war loomed over the citizens of the Empire, like the shadow cast from the blade of a guillotine waiting to fall.
      • Brainwashed disciples play with eyelashes, file fingernails and draw intricate pictures of men beheaded on bloody guillotines.
      • As well as providing enormous publicity for the guillotine, the French Revolution did a bang-up job of sorting out the various weights and measures used in France.
      • As a child, she had dreamed dreams of the Reign of Terror, of Louis XVI at the guillotine, and of the chaos and bloodshed of battle.

    • 1.2(for cutting paper)

      guillotina feminine
      • In addition, the ARP has supplied a host of library equipment, like guillotines, hand scanners, shelves, counters, date stamps and catalogue cards.
      • When a large number of bricks must be cut, you might want to rent an electric power saw adapted with a masonry blade or a manual cutting machine called a guillotine.
      • Harry made British medical history in 1999 by becoming the first eight-finger replant after his hands were caught in a hydraulic paper guillotine.
      • But witnesses said Banovi had been placing a wad of paper under the guillotine in preparation for cutting and a colleague apparently activated the blade before Banovi's hand was out the way.
      • Deal 12 noble cards face-up in a row and put the cardboard guillotine at the start.

  • 2British


    límite de tiempo que se impone a la etapa de debate de un proyecto de ley

transitive verb

  • 1

    (paper/person) guillotinar
  • 2British

    (debate/bill) poner un límite de tiempo a