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table jumper

table jumper
 n.— «Bishop and the other condemned men who followed him were “table jumpers,” guard parlance for inmates who didn’t resist as they were led to the death chamber and strapped into a chair or onto the gurney that’s now used.» —“Nevada executions follow precise procedures” by Brendan Riley in Carson City, Nev. Monterey Herald (California) July 17, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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