strappado

noun
strap·pa·do | \ stra-ˈpā-(ˌ)dō , -ˈpä- \

Definition of strappado 

: a punishment or torture in which the subject is hoisted by rope and allowed to fall its full length also : a machine used to inflict this torture

First Known Use of strappado

1560, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strappado

modification of Italian strappata, literally, sharp pull

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The first known use of strappado was in 1560

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