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garrotte (instrument of execution)

Definition:

an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

garrottes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

French from Spanish garrote "a cudgel, a garrotte", perhaps of Celtic origin
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Garrote | garrote vil | garotte | garrotte

a weapon, most often referring to a handheld ligature of chain, rope, scarf, wire or fishing line used to strangle a person. The garrote has been used for centuries as a means of silent assassination. It was widely employed in 17th and 18th century... (44 of 1517 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Garrote

Collins Dictionary:

garrotte | garrote | garotte | garrotter [derived] | garroter [derived] | garotter [noun, derived]

a Spanish method of execution by strangulation or by breaking the neck | the device, usually an iron collar, used in such executions | [obsolete] ... (23 of 384 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garrotte

Random House Dictionary:

garrote | garroted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garoted [abbreviation, past tense] | garoting [abbreviation, present participle] | garotted [past tense] | garotting [present participle] | garrotted [past tense] | garrotting [present participle]

a method of capital punishment of Spanish origin in which an iron collar is ... | the collarlike instrument used for this method of execution. | ... (24 of 109 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/garrote

American Heritage Dictionary:

garrote | garroted [past tense] | garrotted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garrotting [present participle] | garrotes [3rd-person singular present] | garrottes [3rd-person singular present] | garrotte [sense-specific] | garroter [noun, related]

A method of execution formerly practiced in Spain, in which a tightened iron collar is used to strangle or break the neck of a condemned person. | The ... (27 of 93 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garrote

Oxford Dictionary:

garrotte | garotte | garrote [United States]

kill (someone) by strangulation, especially with a length of wire or cord | a wire, cord, or other implement used for garrotting. (21 of 73 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/garrotte

Macmillan British Dictionary:

garrotte [transitive] | garrotted [past tense] | garrotting [present participle] | garrottes [3rd-person singular present]

to kill someone by pulling something very tight round their neck, especially a wire (14 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/garrotte

garrotte [countable, noun] | garrottes [plural]

a wire that is pulled tight round someone's neck to kill them (12 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/garrotte 5

Cambridge Dictionary:

garrotte [entry 1] | garotte | garrote [United States]

to kill someone by putting a metal wire or collar around their neck to break their neck or stop them breathing (21 of 32 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/garrotte 1

garrotte [entry 2] | garotte | garrote [United States]

a metal wire or collar used to kill someone (9 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/garrotte 2

Wiktionary:

garrotte | garrottes [plural] | garrotted [past tense] | garrotting [present participle] | garotte [sense-specific] | garrote [(US), sense-specific]

an iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation | something, especially a cord or wire used for strangulation | [transitive] to execute by strangulation (26 of 28 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/garrotte

New World Dictionary:

garrote | garroted [past tense] | garrotted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garrotting [present participle] | garotte [sense-specific] | garroter [noun, related]

a method of execution, as formerly in Spain, with an iron collar tightened about the neck by a screw ; the iron collar so used | a cord, thong, or ... (29 of 130 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garrote

Merriam-Webster:

garrote [entry 1, noun] | garotte

a method of execution by strangulation ; the apparatus used | an implement (as a wire with a handle at each end) for strangulation (23 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/garrote

garrote [entry 2, verb] | garroted [past tense] | garotted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garotting [present participle] | garotte | choke [synonym] | strangle [synonym] | suffocate [synonym] | ...

to strangle with or as if with a garrote (9 of 74 words, 1 usage example)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

garrote [device]

device used in strangling condemned persons. In one form it consists of an iron collar attached to a post. The victim's neck is placed in the collar, ... (27 of 59 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/226236​/garrote

Encarta Dictionary:

garrote | garrotes [plural] | garrottes [plural] | garroted [past tense] | garrotted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garrotting [present participle] | garrotte

a weapon consisting of a wire or cord with handles at each end, used in strangulation | an iron band placed around the neck and tightened in order to ... (28 of 138 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674543​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

garrotte | garotte | garrote [United States]

First use: early 17th century

Origin: French from Spanish garrote "a cudgel, a garrotte", perhaps of Celtic origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/garrotte

garrote | garrotte | garotte

First use: early 17th century

Origin: French from Spanish, "a cudgel, a garrote", perhaps of Celtic origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/garrote

Collins Dictionary:

garrotte | garrote | garotte

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Spanish garrote, perhaps from Old French garrot cudgel; of obscure origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garrotte

Wiktionary:

garrotte | garrottes [plural] | garrotted [past tense] | garrotting [present participle]

Origin: Spanish garrote

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/garrotte

Online Etymology:

garrote

First use: 1620s

Origin: also garrotte, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation", from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord", of unknown ... (19 of 99 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=garrote

New World Dictionary:

garrote | garroted [past tense] | garrotted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garrotting [present participle]

Origin: Spanish, originally, a stick used to wind a cord, probably from Old French garrot, crossbow bolt, for earlier guaroc from ... (20 of 42 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garrote

American Heritage Dictionary:

garrote | garroted [past tense] | garrotted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garrotting [present participle] | garrotes [3rd-person singular present] | garrottes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Spanish, cudgel, instrument of torture, possibly from Old French garrot, perhaps from garoquier, to struggle.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/garrote

Merriam-Webster:

garrote [entry 1, noun] | garotte

First use: 1622

Origin: Spanish garrote

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/garrote

Encarta Dictionary:

garrote | garrotes [plural] | garrottes [plural] | garroted [past tense] | garrotted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garrotting [present participle]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Spanish garrote "cudgel, stick for tightening a cord"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674543​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

garrotte [transitive] | garrotted [past tense] | garrotting [present participle] | garrottes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "garrotte"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/garrotte

garrotte [countable, noun] | garrottes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "garrotte"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

garrotte [transitive] | garrotted [past tense] | garrotting [present participle] | garrottes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "garrotte"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/garrotte

garrotte [countable, noun] | garrottes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "garrotte"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

garrotte [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "garrotte"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "garrotte"

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the Free Dictionary:

garrotte

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garrote

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garotte

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Google Dictionary:

garrote | garottes [plural] | garrottes [plural] | garrotes [plural] | garotted [past tense] | garrotted [past tense] | garroted [past tense] | garroting [present participle] | garotting [present participle] | ...

Audio: English pronunciation of "garrote"

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YourDictionary Audio:

garrote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "garrote" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

garotte | garrotte | garrote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "garotte"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garotte

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

garotte

Audio: North American pronunciation of "garotte"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=garrot​01 word=garotte

garotte

Audio: North American pronunciation of "garotte"

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