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firing party

noun
  1. a military detachment detailed to fire a salute at a funeral
  2. another name for firing squad
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Examples from the Web for firing party

Historical Examples

  • The result was, that we soon had them organized into a firing-party.

    Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61

    Abner Doubleday

  • "Our Muizenberg pal has dodged the firing-party," continued Fortescue.

    A Lively Bit of the Front

    Percy F. Westerman

  • "He's cheated a firing-party, Macquare," remarked the Lieutenant-Commander.

    A Sub and a Submarine

    Percy F. Westerman

  • A firing-party of twenty-four men stood ready with levelled carbines.

  • They were led further on, and, turning a corner, met the firing-party.