Strappado
Strappado Strap*pa"do, v. t. To punish or torture by the strappado. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Strappado — is a form of torture in which a victim is suspended in the air by means of a rope attached to his or her hands which are tied behind their back, in which the arms are most likely dislocated. Weights may be added to the body. Other names for… …   Wikipedia

  • Strappado — Strap*pa do, n.; pl. {Strappadoes}. [It. strappata a pull, the strappado, from strappare to pull, from Prov. G. strapfen: cf. G. straff tense, stretched.] A military punishment formerly practiced, which consisted in drawing an offender to the top …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strappado — [strə pā′dō, strəpä′dō] n. pl. strappadoes [It strappata < strappare, to pull < Gmc, as in Ger dial. (Swiss) strapfen, to pull tight (akin to Ger strafen, to punish) < IE * strep < base * (s)ter , stiff > STARE] 1. a former kind of …   English World dictionary

  • Strappado — Folterung durch Strappado Strappado (ital. strappare „reißen“) ist sowohl eine Foltermethode als auch eine Praktik aus dem Bereich BDSM. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • strappado — noun Etymology: modification of Italian strappata, literally, sharp pull Date: 1560 a punishment or torture in which the subject is hoisted by rope and allowed to fall its full length; also a machine used to inflict this torture …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strappado — /streuh pay doh, pah /, n., pl. strappadoes. 1. an old form of punishment or torture in which the victim, with arms bound behind, was raised from the ground by a rope fastened to the wrists, abruptly released, then arrested with a painful jerk… …   Universalium

  • strappado — noun A form of torture in which the victim is hung from the ceiling by a rope attached to the hands, which are tied together behind the victims back …   Wiktionary

  • STRAPPADO —    an obsolete military punishment by drawing a culprit to the top of a beam and then letting him drop the length of the rope …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • strappado — [stra pα:dəʊ, peɪdəʊ] noun (plural strappados) historical a form of punishment or torture in which the victim was secured to a rope and made to fall from a height almost to the ground before being stopped with an abrupt jerk. ↘the instrument used …   English new terms dictionary

  • strappado — strap·pa·do …   English syllables

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