b. the iron collar so used
2. b. a disabling by strangling in this way; strangulation verb transitiveWord forms: garˈroted or garˈrotted, garˈroting or garˈrotting 3. to execute or attack with a garrote or by strangling
4. to disable by strangling, as in an attack for robbery
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Word origin of 'garrote'Sp, orig., a stick used to wind a cord, prob. < OFr garrot, crossbow bolt, for earlier guaroc < garokier, to garrote < Frank *wrokkan, to twist < IE *werĝh-, to twist, choke < base *wer-, to turn > worm, wrench