noun: A thread, made
of some material, used to strangle a target, usually either
in an assassination or an execution, i.e. before being burned at the stake.
may be any sort of long, thin, flexible, and durable object, and is often used impromptu. A purpose-built garrote
is usually made
of Nylon or a strong metal, and has handles at either
end to prevent the garrote
from slipping out of the assailant's hands. A more discrete garrote
of a guitar string or piano wire, with fabric threaded around either
end to aid in grip. Once the garrote
the target's throat, unconsciousness and then
death come quickly.
verb: To attack and/or kill someone with a garrote
The French Foreign
Legion trains its members to use the garrote
for silent killing.
The politician was swiftly garroted, and no one nearby was any the wiser.