Definitions for garrotegəˈrɒt, -ˈroʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gar•rotegəˈrɒt, -ˈroʊt(n.; v.)-rot•ed, -rot•ing or -rot•ted, -rot•ting.

or ga•rotte

  1. (n.)a method of execution in which an iron collar is tightened around a person's neck until death occurs.

  2. the collarlike instrument used for this.

  3. strangulation or throttling, esp. in the course of a robbery.

  4. a cord or wire used for strangling.

  5. (v.t.)to execute or stangle with the garrote.

Origin of garrote:

1615–25; < Sp garrote or F garrot cudgel, of uncert. orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. garrote, garotte, garrotte, iron collar(verb)

    an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation

  2. garrote, garrotte, garotte, scrag(verb)

    strangle with an iron collar

    "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"


  1. garrote(Noun)

    an iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation

  2. garrote(Noun)

    to execute by strangulation

  3. garrote(Noun)

    to kill using a garrote

    The mob boss was known for having his enemies executed with a garrote of piano wire.

  4. garrote(Noun)

    something, especially a cord or wire, used for strangulation

    The mob boss was known for having his enemies executed with a garrote of piano wire.

  5. Origin: From garrote

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garrote(noun)

    a Spanish mode of execution by strangulation, with an iron collar affixed to a post and tightened by a screw until life become extinct; also, the instrument by means of which the punishment is inflicted

  2. Garrote(verb)

    to strangle with the garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob


  1. Garrote

    A garrote or garrote vil is a weapon, most often referring to a handheld ligature of chain, rope, scarf, wire or fishing line used to strangle a person.


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