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Meaning of GARROTE

Pronunciation:  gu'rowt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
 

GARROTE is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: garotte, garrotte, iron collar
 
 See Also: instrument of execution

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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; also, the instrument by means of which the
    punishment is inflicted.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
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