Garrote definitions

gə-rŏt', -rōt'
A method of execution formerly practiced in Spain, in which a tightened iron collar is used to strangle or break the neck of a condemned person.
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The iron collar used for such an execution.
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Strangulation, especially in order to rob.
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A cord or wire used for strangling.
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To execute by garrote.
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To strangle in order to rob.
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A method of execution, as formerly in Spain, with an iron collar tightened about the neck by a screw.
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The iron collar so used.
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A cord, thong, or length of wire for strangling a robbery victim, enemy sentry, etc. in a surprise attack.
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A disabling by strangling in this way; strangulation.
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To execute or attack with a garrote or by strangling.
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To disable by strangling, as in an attack for robbery.
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An iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation.
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Something, especially a cord or wire, used for strangulation.

The mob boss was known for having his enemies executed with a garrote of piano wire.

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To kill using a garrote.
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Origin of garrote

Spanish cudgel, instrument of torture possibly from Old French garrot perhaps from garoquier to struggle