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- n. A murder by drowning; especially, one of those carried out during the French Reign of Terror.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A drowning of many persons at once, -- a method of execution practiced at Nantes in France during the Reign of Terror, by Jean Baptiste Carrier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of putting to death by drowning; specifically, a mode of executing persons during the reign of terror in France, practised by the revolutionary agent Carrier at Nantes toward the close of 1793 and the beginning of 1794.
From French noyade. (Wiktionary)