noun, verb (used with object), ga·rot·ed, ga·rot·ing.
or ga·rote, ga·rotte, gar·rotte
verb (used with object), gar·rot·ed, gar·rot·ing.
Origin of garrote
Examples from the Web for garote
Historical Examples of garote
Hence the bandits, who recognised in Garote one of themselves, did not at all distrust him.
Garote made no objection, and White Gazelle darted down the mountain side with feverish ardour.
Very shortly, a horse was heard galloping outside, and Garote put his head in at the door.
Garote fetched a jar of mezcal, which he placed before his terrible accomplice.The Trail-Hunter
I, who belong to one of the oldest and most powerful families in Spain, die by the garote!The Rebel Chief
also garrotte, 1620s, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation," from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French guaroc "club, stick, rod, shaft of a crossbow," probably ultimately Celtic, but possibly from Frankish *wrokkan "to twist" (cf. Middle Dutch wroken "to twist").
I have no hesitation in pronouncing death by the garrot, at once the most manly, and the least offensive to the eye. [Major John Richardson, "British Legion," 1837]
"to execute with a garrote," 1851, from garrote (n.); sense of "choke and then rob" is from 1852. Related: Garotted; garotting.