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[nwah-yahd; French nwa-yad] /nwɑˈyɑd; French nwaˈyad/

destruction or execution by drowning, especially as practiced at Nantes, France, in 1793–94, during the Reign of Terror.
/nwɑːˈjɑːd; French nwajad/
(French history) execution by drowning, esp as practised during the Reign of Terror at Nantes from 1793 to 1794


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