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garrote


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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;  also  the  instrument  by  means  of  which  the 
  punishment  is  inflicted. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garrote 
  n  :  an  instrument  for  execution  by  strangulation  [syn:  {garotte}, 
  {garrotte},  {iron  collar}] 




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