A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.
- A device consisting of a heavy blade held aloft between upright guides and dropped to behead the victim below.
- An instrument, such as a paper cutter, similar in action to a guillotine.
- To behead with a guillotine.
- To cut with or as if with a guillotine.