the iron collar so used
by strangling in this way; strangulation
verb transitiveWord forms: garˈroted or garˈrotted, garˈroting or garˈrotting Also sp. gaˈrotte, garˈrotte
or attack with a garrote or by strangling
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
to garrote < Frank *wrokkan
, to twist < IE *werĝh-
, to twist, choke < base *wer-
, to turn > worm