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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garrote, garotte, garrotte, iron collarverb

    an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation

  2. garrote, garrotte, garotte, scragverb

    strangle with an iron collar

    "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"


  1. garrottenoun

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

  2. garrottenoun

    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. garrotteverb

    to execute by strangulation

  4. Etymology: From garrote


  1. garrotte

    A garrote or garrote vil (a Spanish word; alternative spellings include garotte and similar variants) is a weapon, usually a handheld ligature of chain, rope, scarf, wire or fishing line, used to strangle a person.


  1. garrotte

    A garrotte is a weapon, typically a handheld length of chain, wire, rope or other material, traditionally used for strangulation or execution by strangulation. It is placed around a person's neck and then tightened. The term can also refer to the act or method of execution itself. It is also spelled as "garrote". In statistical modeling, garrote also refers to a particular method for subset regression.

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.]

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  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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