Definitions for garrotegəˈrɒt, -ˈroʊt

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  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"

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  1. Garrote(n.)

    Hence: A short length of rope or other instrument used to strangle a person.

  2. Origin: [Sp. garrote, from garra claw, talon, of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. & W. gar leg, ham, shank. Cf. Garrot stick, Garter.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  3. Origin: [Sp. garrote, from garra claw, talon, of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. & W. gar leg, ham, shank. Cf. Garrot stick, Garter.]

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  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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