Complete Definition of "garrote"

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English

Alternative spellings
garrotte (UK)

Etymology
From Spanish garrote.

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ét|-Ét

Noun
en-noun

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

#*2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist)|Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
#*:The Spanish had responded to the insurgency with characteristic brutality. They gave rebels the "usual four shots in the back" or the garrote - an iron collar tightened around the victim's neck with a screw until he was strangled to death.

  1. something, especially a cord or wire used for strangulation

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

Transitive verb
en-verb|garrott|ing

  1. to execute by strangulation

See also
garrot

Category:English transitive verbs

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