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garrote

noun gar·rote \gə-ˈrät, -ˈrōt; ˈger-ət, ˈga-rət\

Simple Definition of garrote

  • : a device (such as a piece of wire with a handle at each end) that is used to strangle someone

Full Definition of garrote

  1. 1 a :  a method of execution by strangulation b :  the apparatus used

  2. 2 :  an implement (as a wire with a handle at each end) for strangulation

Variants of garrote

or ga·rotte play \gə-ˈrät, -ˈrōt; ˈger-ət, ˈga-rət\

Origin of garrote

Spanish garrote


First Known Use: 1622

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms


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garrote

verb gar·rote

Simple Definition of garrote

  • : to strangle (someone) with a garrote

Full Definition of garrote

gar·rot·ed or ga·rott·edgar·rot·ing or ga·rott·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to strangle with or as if with a garrote

gar·rot·er noun

Examples of garrote

  1. <the goons sent by the loan shark threatened to garrote the hero with his own necktie>



1851

First Known Use of garrote

1851

Variants of garrote

or garotte

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