garrote

EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish garrote

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

garrote (plural garrotes)

  1. an iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      The Spanish had responded to the insurgency with characteristic brutality. They gave rebels the "usual four shots in the back" or the garrote - an iron collar tightened around the victim's neck with a screw until he was strangled to death.
  2. 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.

VerbEdit

garrote (third-person singular simple present garrotes, present participle garrotting, simple past and past participle garrotted)

  1. (transitive) to execute by strangulation
  2. (transitive) to kill using a garrote

See alsoEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

garrote f

  1. plural form of garrota

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French garrot.

NounEdit

garrote m (plural garrotes)

  1. garrote
  2. club

Related termsEdit

  • garrotazo
Last modified on 20 March 2014, at 16:06