- an iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation
Etymology: From Spanish garrote.
- 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 - an iron collar tightened around the victim's neck with a screw until he was strangled to death.
- something, especially a cord or wire used for strangulation
- The mob boss was known for executing his enemies with a garrotte of piano wire.
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