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garrote

gar·rote [or] gar·rotte

garrote [or] garrotte

 
pronunciation:
g rat [or] g rot
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any device used for strangulation, esp. a cord or wire.
definition 2: a form of execution, used formerly in Spain, by which a metal collar was gradually tightened around the victim's neck.
definition 3: the metal collar employed in such an execution.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: garroted, garrotes, garroting, garrotted, garrottes, garrotting
definition 1: to kill by strangulation, esp. with a cord or wire.
definition 2: to execute using a garrote.
derivation: garroter (n.)