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 for electric chair
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  electric chair \e*lec"tric chair`\, n.
     a device used for execution of criminals, consisting of a
     specially designed chair in which the victim is killed by
     passing a large current of electricity through the body. This
     method of killing is called electrocution.
     Syn: the chair, death chair, hot seat. [PJC] electric charge

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  electric chair
      n 1: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an
           ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced
           to die in the chair" [syn: electric chair, chair,
           death chair, hot seat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "electric chair":
     ax, block, cross, death chair, death chamber, drop, gallows,
     gallows-tree, gas chamber, gibbet, guillotine, halter, hemp,
     hempen collar, hot seat, lethal chamber, maiden, noose, rope,
     scaffold, stake, the chair, tree

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