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garrotte

[ guh-rot, -roht ]
/ gəˈrɒt, -ˈroʊt /
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noun, verb (used with object), gar·rot·ted, gar·rot·ting.

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OTHER WORDS FROM garrotte

gar·rot·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for garrotte

garrotte

garrote or garotte

/ (ɡəˈrɒt) /

noun

a Spanish method of execution by strangulation or by breaking the neck
the device, usually an iron collar, used in such executions
obsolete strangulation of one's victim while committing robbery

verb (tr)

to execute by means of the garrotte
to strangle, esp in order to commit robbery

Derived forms of garrotte

garrotter, garroter or garotter, noun

Word Origin for garrotte

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