garrote

(redirected from garrotted)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

garrote

noun A weaponised device used for assassination and as a device for capital punishment in the Iberian peninsula (until being abolished in the late 1970s). Garrotes consist of a choking part (e.g., cord, rope, band, wire, etc.), which is looped around the victim’s neck, and a twisting part, which is tightened until the victim expires. First used by the Romans to dispatch enemies of state, the Spanish and Portuguese used the garrote in the Middle Ages and in the colonisation of the New World.

verb To kill or execute by garroting.
References in periodicals archive ?
Maudsley committed his first murder in 1973 when he garrotted labourer John Farrell.
THE world's leading expert on fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was found garrotted in bed, an inquest heard yesterday.
Mr Graham was virtually garrotted before being badly beaten and is lucky not to have more serious injuries.
A TEENAGE biker was almost garrotted by an invisible wire strung across the road.
He told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: "Swanson said 'I garrotted her and have buried her.
Robert Glazzard, 28, was thought to have drowned but a post mortem has revealed throat injuries consistent with being garrotted.
If union negotiators said you can have a modest pay increase in return for a week of your holidays, they would get garrotted.
Rukhsana Naz, 19, who already had two children by a husband in Pakistan from an arranged marriage, was seven months pregnant when she was allegedly garrotted at her home.