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garotte

[guh-rot, -roht] /gəˈrɒt, -ˈroʊt/
noun, verb (used with object), garotted, garotting.
1.
Related forms
garotter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for garotte

garotte

/ɡəˈrɒt/
noun, verb
1.
a variant spelling of garrotte
Derived Forms
garotter, noun

garrotte

/ɡəˈrɒt/
noun
1.
a Spanish method of execution by strangulation or by breaking the neck
2.
the device, usually an iron collar, used in such executions
3.
(obsolete) strangulation of one's victim while committing robbery
verb (transitive)
4.
to execute by means of the garrotte
5.
to strangle, esp in order to commit robbery
Derived Forms
garrotter, garroter, garotter, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish garrote, perhaps from Old French garrot cudgel; of obscure origin
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