noun, verb (used with object), gar·rot·ted, gar·rot·ting.
- garrison state,
- garrison, william lloyd,
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 garrotted
And so the new Cabinet Minister has been garrotted in the street.Phineas Finn|Anthony Trollope
The indifference exhibited by the garrotted man getting up to adjust his chair is probably common amongst criminals of his type.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
For no purpose whatever we have garrotted the lawful heir to this Crown.The Marquis D'Argenson: A Study in Criticism|Arthur Ogle
Yet, said his Spanish critics and enemies, he prepared his pupils to conspire and to be garrotted!The History of Cuba, vol. 3|Willis Fletcher Johnson
There were nine relaxed in person and, as none of them are described as obstinate, it may be assumed that all were garrotted.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
garrote or garotte
Word Origin for garrotte
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.