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NOUN (1)

1. an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation;
[syn: garrote, garotte, garrotte, iron collar]


VERB (1)

1. strangle with an iron collar;
- Example: "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"
[syn: garrote, garrotte, garotte, scrag]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garrote \Gar*rote"\, n. [Sp. garrote, from garra claw, talon, of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. & W. gar leg, ham, shank. Cf. Garrot stick, Garter.] A Spanish mode of execution by strangulation, with an iron collar affixed to a post and tightened by a screw until life become extinct. [1913 Webster] 2. The instrument by means of which the garrote[1] is inflicted. Syn: garrote, garotte, iron collar. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 3. Hence: A short length of rope or other instrument used to strangle a person. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garrote \Gar*rote"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garroted; p. pr. & vb. n. Garroting.] To strangle with the garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

garrote n 1: an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation [syn: garrote, garotte, garrotte, iron collar] v 1: strangle with an iron collar; "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain" [syn: garrote, garrotte, garotte, scrag]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "garrote": asphyxia, asphyxiate, asphyxiation, behead, beheading, bowstring, burke, burking, burn, burning, capital punishment, choke, choking, crucifixion, crucify, decapitate, decapitation, decollate, decollation, defenestrate, defenestration, drown, drowning, electrocute, electrocution, execute, execution, fusillade, gassing, guillotine, hanging, hemlock, inflict capital punishment, judicial murder, lapidate, lapidation, necktie party, poisoning, put to death, shoot, shooting, smother, smotheration, smothering, stifle, stifling, stone, stoning, stop the breath, strangle, strangling, strangulation, suffocate, suffocation, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope, throttle, throttling