Definition of Garrotte

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

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



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

Definition of Garrotte

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Garrotte

1. to garrote [v -ROTTED, -ROTTING, -ROTTES] - See also: garrote

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Garrotte

garrison cap
garrisoned
garrisoning
garrisons
garron
garronite
garrons
garrot
garrote
garroted
garroter
garroters
garrotes
garroting
garrots
garrotte (current term)
garrotted
garrotter
garrotters
garrottes
garrotting
garrulities
garrulity
garrulous
garrulously
garrulousness
garrulousnesses
garrupa
garrupas
garrya

Literary usage of Garrotte

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1. Travels in North America During the Years 1834, 1835 & 1836: Including a by Charles Augustus Murray (1839)
"The garrotte. — Execution of Culprits. — Streets of Havana Idlers. — Manufacture of Cigars. THE first appearance of New Orleans is not remarkably striking; ..."

2. Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical, Political by Brantz Mayer (1852)
"STATISTICS OF CRIME IN THE CAPITAL garrotte. MEXICAN OPINIONS. SINCE the downfall of Iturbide the ..."

3. Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive by Alfred Burnett (1863)
"[The Honorable FELIX garrotte arose, and said:] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OF THIS LYCEUM : I suppose the whole country is aware that I take sides with ..."

4. Adventures with the Connaught Rangers, 1809-1814 by William Grattan, Charles William Chadwick Oman (1902)
"... officers—Seizure of a Spanish priest—Proved to be a spy in the service of the enemy—His execution by the garrotte. ORDER having been at length restored, ..."

5. Adventures with the Connaught Rangers, from 1809 to 1814 by William Grattan, Charles William Chadwick Oman (1902)
"... officers—Seizure of a Spanish priest—Proved to be a spy in the service of the enemy—His execution by the garrotte. ORDER having been at length restored, ..."

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