garrotte

Definitions of garrotte
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n an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation

Synonyms:
garotte, garrote, iron collar
Type of:
instrument of execution
an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person

v strangle with an iron collar

“people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain”
Synonyms:
garotte, garrote, scrag
Type of:
strangle, strangulate, throttle
kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air

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