Definitions for garrotte

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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. garrotte(Noun)

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

  2. garrotte(Noun)

    something, especially a cord or wire used for strangulation

    The mob boss was known for executing his enemies with a garrotte of piano wire.

  3. garrotte(Verb)

    to execute by strangulation

  4. Origin: From garrote

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garrotte

    Garotte, gar-rot′, n. a Spanish mode of strangling criminals.—v.t. to strangle by a brass collar tightened by a screw, whose point enters the spinal marrow: to suddenly render insensible by semi-strangulation, and then to rob:—pr.p. garrott′ing, garott′ing; pa.p. garrott′ed, garott′ed.ns. Garrott′er, Garott′er, one who garrottes; Garrott′ing, Garott′ing. [Sp. garrote; cf. Fr. garrot, a stick.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garrotte in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garrotte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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