noun, verb (used with object), gar·rot·ted, gar·rot·ting.
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
Historical Examples of garrotted
So he's to be garrotted the day after to-morrow, without fail.Carmen
For no purpose whatever we have garrotted the lawful heir to this Crown.The Marquis D'Argenson: A Study in Criticism
Next there is a record of one hundred and ninety-one men who had been garrotted.The History of Cuba, vol. 3
Willis Fletcher Johnson
"I have been garrotted," said the Cabinet Minister to his wife.
And so the new Cabinet Minister has been garrotted in the street.
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.