garrotte

garrotte

[guh-rot, -roht]
noun, verb (used with object), garrotted, garrotting.

garrotter, noun
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garrotte, garrote or garotte (ɡəˈrɒt)
 
n
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
 
vb
4.  to execute by means of the garrotte
5.  to strangle, esp in order to commit robbery
 
[C17: from Spanish garrote, perhaps from Old French garrot cudgel; of obscure origin]
 
garrote, garrote or garotte
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: from Spanish garrote, perhaps from Old French garrot cudgel; of obscure origin]
 
garotte, garrote or garotte
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: from Spanish garrote, perhaps from Old French garrot cudgel; of obscure origin]
 
gar'rotter, garrote or garotte
 
n
 
gar'roter, garrote or garotte
 
n
 
ga'rotter, garrote or garotte
 
n

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