Garrote meaning

gə-rŏt, -rōt
To execute by garrote.
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To strangle in order to rob.
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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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish garrote

    From Wiktionary