garroter
noun see garrote II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • garroter — gar*rot er, n. One who seizes a person by the throat from behind, with a view to strangle and rob him. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garroter — See garrote. * * * …   Universalium

  • garroter — noun a) A person who uses a garrote. b) A person who strangles someone from behind …   Wiktionary

  • garroter — n. one who strangles another to death; one who executes by strangling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • garroter — gar·rot·er …   English syllables

  • garroter — noun someone who kills by strangling • Syn: ↑garrotter, ↑strangler, ↑throttler, ↑choker • Derivationally related forms: ↑choke (for: ↑choker), ↑throttl …   Useful english dictionary

  • garrote — garroter, n. /geuh roht , rot /, n., v., garroted, garroting. n. 1. a method of capital punishment of Spanish origin in which an iron collar is tightened around a condemned person s neck until death occurs by strangulation or by injury to the… …   Universalium

  • garrotter — noun someone who kills by strangling • Syn: ↑garroter, ↑strangler, ↑throttler, ↑choker • Derivationally related forms: ↑choke (for: ↑choker), ↑throttle …   Useful english dictionary

  • strangler — noun 1. an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree • Syn: ↑strangler tree • Derivationally related forms: ↑strangle • Hypernyms: ↑air plant,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throttler — noun someone who kills by strangling • Syn: ↑garroter, ↑garrotter, ↑strangler, ↑choker • Derivationally related forms: ↑choke (for: ↑choker), ↑throttle …   Useful english dictionary

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