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garrote

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

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Definition of garrote

  1. 1a :  a method of execution by strangulationb :  the apparatus used

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

Origin and Etymology of garrote

Spanish garrote


First Known Use: 1622

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms


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garrote

verb gar·rote
variants: or

garotte

Definition of garrote

garroted

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garotted

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garroting

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garotting

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

garroter

noun

Examples of garrote in a sentence

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

1851

First Known Use of garrote

1851


GARROTE Defined for English Language Learners

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garrote

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

Definition of garrote for English Language Learners

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


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garrote

verb gar·rote

Definition of garrote for English Language Learners

  • : to strangle (someone) with a garrote



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