Definitions for garroter

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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. garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler, choker(noun)

    someone who kills by strangling


  1. garroter(Noun)

    A person who uses a garrote.

  2. garroter(Noun)

    A person who strangles someone from behind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garroter(noun)

    one who seizes a person by the throat from behind, with a view to strangle and rob him


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