Definitions for garroter
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gar•rotegəˈrɒt, -ˈroʊt(n.; v.)-rot•ed, -rot•ing or -rot•ted, -rot•ting.
(n.)a method of execution in which an iron collar is tightened around a person's neck until death occurs.
the collarlike instrument used for this.
strangulation or throttling, esp. in the course of a robbery.
a cord or wire used for strangling.
(v.t.)to execute or stangle with the garrote.
Origin of garrote:
1615–25; < Sp garrote or F garrot cudgel, of uncert. orig.
garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler, choker(noun)
someone who kills by strangling
A person who uses a garrote.
A person who strangles someone from behind.
one who seizes a person by the throat from behind, with a view to strangle and rob him