Definition of Garrote

1. Noun. An instrument of execution for execution by strangulation.

Exact synonyms: Garotte, Garrotte, Iron Collar
Generic synonyms: Instrument Of Execution
Derivative terms: Garotte, Garrotte



2. Verb. Strangle with an iron collar. "They want to garrote the prisoners "; "People were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"
Exact synonyms: Garotte, Garrotte, Scrag
Generic synonyms: Strangle, Strangulate, Throttle
Derivative terms: Garotte, Garroter, Garrotte, Garrotter

Definition of Garrote

1. n. A Spanish mode of execution by strangulation, with an iron collar affixed to a post and tightened by a screw until life become extinct; also, the instrument by means of which the punishment is inflicted.

2. v. t. To strangle with the garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob.

Definition of Garrote

1. Noun. an iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation ¹

2. Noun. something, especially a cord or wire, used for strangulation ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to execute by strangulation ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to kill using a garrote ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Garrote

1. to execute by strangling [v -ROTED, -ROTING, -ROTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Garrote

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garrets
garrigue
garrigues
garring
garrison
garrison belt
garrison cap
garrisoned
garrisoning
garrisons
garron
garronite
garrons
garrot
garrote (current term)
garroted
garroter
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garrots
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garrotter
garrotters
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garrulities
garrulity

Literary usage of Garrote

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"garrote or Garotte (2 syl., g hanl) is the Spanish garrote (a stick). The original way of garrotting in Spain was to place the victim on a chair ..."

2. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"garrote. a mode of execution practised in Spain and the Spanish colonies. ... Formerly the garrote was merely a cord put round the neck and suddenly ..."

3. History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott, Wilfred Harold Munro, John Foster Kirk (1904)
"... stealthily entered his prison; and the unhappy man, after confessing and receiving the sacrament, submitted without resistance to the garrote. ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"garrote, a mode of execution practised in Spain and the Spanish colonies. ... Formerly the garrote was merely a cord put round the neck and suddenly ..."

5. Quaint Corner of Ancient Empires: Southern India, Burma, and Manila by Michael Myers Shoemaker (1899)
"TO-DAY I visited the prison for the purpose of seeing the garrote, and on asking ... I would like to see the garrote." " You are leaning against it, sir. ..."

6. Transactions of the New York State Medical Association for the Year by New York State Medical Association (1891)
"DOES THE garrote OR HANGING EVER PRODUCE INSTANTANEOUS UNCONSCIOUSNESS? ... In the use of the garrote in executing criminals, I have reason to believe ..."

7. Due South: Or, Cuba Past and Present by Maturin Murray Ballou (1889)
"The garrote. —A Military Execution. — Cuban Milk Dealers.—Exposure of Domestic Life. — Living in the Open Air. — The Campo Santo of Havana. ..."

8. History of the Conquest of Peru: With a Preliminary View of the Civilization by William Hickling Prescott (1857)
"... the painful death to which he had been sentenced should be commuted for* the milder form of the garrote, — a mode of punishment by strangulation, ..."

9. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"garrote or Garotte (2 syl., g hanl) is the Spanish garrote (a stick). The original way of garrotting in Spain was to place the victim on a chair ..."

10. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"garrote. a mode of execution practised in Spain and the Spanish colonies. ... Formerly the garrote was merely a cord put round the neck and suddenly ..."

11. History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott, Wilfred Harold Munro, John Foster Kirk (1904)
"... stealthily entered his prison; and the unhappy man, after confessing and receiving the sacrament, submitted without resistance to the garrote. ..."

12. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"garrote, a mode of execution practised in Spain and the Spanish colonies. ... Formerly the garrote was merely a cord put round the neck and suddenly ..."

13. Quaint Corner of Ancient Empires: Southern India, Burma, and Manila by Michael Myers Shoemaker (1899)
"TO-DAY I visited the prison for the purpose of seeing the garrote, and on asking ... I would like to see the garrote." " You are leaning against it, sir. ..."

14. Transactions of the New York State Medical Association for the Year by New York State Medical Association (1891)
"DOES THE garrote OR HANGING EVER PRODUCE INSTANTANEOUS UNCONSCIOUSNESS? ... In the use of the garrote in executing criminals, I have reason to believe ..."

15. Due South: Or, Cuba Past and Present by Maturin Murray Ballou (1889)
"The garrote. —A Military Execution. — Cuban Milk Dealers.—Exposure of Domestic Life. — Living in the Open Air. — The Campo Santo of Havana. ..."

16. History of the Conquest of Peru: With a Preliminary View of the Civilization by William Hickling Prescott (1857)
"... the painful death to which he had been sentenced should be commuted for* the milder form of the garrote, — a mode of punishment by strangulation, ..."

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