or ga·rote, ga·rotte, gar·rotte
verb (used with object), gar·rot·ed, gar·rot·ing.
- garrison house,
- garrison state,
- garrison, william lloyd,
Origin of garrote
Examples from the Web for garrote
Then, on the morning after Christmas in 1996, John found JonBenet crumpled in the wine cellar with a garrote sunk round her neck.
If the rascal does recover, what a beautiful subject for the garrote he will make.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2)|Michael Scott
He cleared his throat as though to disembarrass it of a garrote.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
It wouldn't be safe for ye to git up and go out, for they'll folly ye and garrote ye afore ye could raich a safe place.Brave Tom|Edward S. Ellis
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.