iron maiden
iron maiden i"ron maid"en, n. An instrument of torture used in the middle ages, consisting of a box large enough to hold a person, often in the shape of a woman, and having multiple sharp spikes on the inside. Called also the {iron maiden of Nuremberg}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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