garrotte

[ guh-rot, -roht ]

noun, verb (used with object),gar·rot·ted, gar·rot·ting.

Other words from garrotte

  • gar·rot·ter, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for garrotte

garrotte

garrote or garotte

/ (ɡəˈrɒt) /


noun
  1. a Spanish method of execution by strangulation or by breaking the neck

  2. the device, usually an iron collar, used in such executions

  1. obsolete strangulation of one's victim while committing robbery

verb(tr)
  1. to execute by means of the garrotte

  2. to strangle, esp in order to commit robbery

Origin of garrotte

1
C17: from Spanish garrote, perhaps from Old French garrot cudgel; of obscure origin

Derived forms of garrotte

  • garrotter, garroter or garotter, noun

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