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EtymologyEdit

From behead +‎ -ing

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beheading

  1. present participle of behead

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beheading (plural beheadings)

  1. An instance of a person being beheaded.
    A large crowd gathered to see the beheading.
    The guillotine was meant to humanize beheadings, but allowed the French Revolution to execute people at an industrial rate.

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