Definitions

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  • n. A stick or small wooden cylinder used for tightening a bandage, in order to compress the arteries of a limb.
  • n. A bird, the European goldeneye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stick or small wooden cylinder used for tightening a bandage, in order to compress the arteries of a limb.
  • n. The European golden-eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sea-duck of the genus Clangula, subfamily Fuligulin√¶, and family Anatid√¶.
  • n. In surgery, a compressing bandage, tightened by twisting a small cylinder of wood, by which the arteries of a limb are compressed for the purpose of suspending the flow of blood in cases of hemorrhage, aneurism, amputation, etc.
  • n. A quarrel for the crossbow.

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Examples

  • Addams tells stories in which people electrocute, poison and garrot one another but in which nobody gets electrocuted, poisoned or garroted.

    The Charms of the Macabre

  • A Chardeni whipmaster was trying to snare the mutant's ankles while a Drilikan assassin looped a garrot around his neck.

    Addicts

  • Unfortunately, he wasn't quick enough to prevent the garrot from taking hold around his neck-but even then, he was far from vanquished.

    Addicts

  • Drake: Please, I do not "Yank" off heads, I SEVER them, becuase after an initial garrot there are some significant bones to go through like...a spine.

    The great Lesbian Sleepover - Part I (again!)

  • Furthermore, even if they had not taken the garrot, they would have voted with imperialism.

    MASS MEETING IN PLAZA CIVICA

  • They went there to debate with the bag in one hand and the garrot in the other; it is unnecessary to say that even if they had not taken the bag, they would have obtained the declaration of Costa Rica.

    MASS MEETING IN PLAZA CIVICA

  • For suppose you lay in wait for your enemy and beat or otherwise maltreated him: the chances were that he would either punish you himself or invoke the law to do it for him; while if you removed him by means of the garrot, the knife or the poisoned glass, no matter how discreetly the deed was done the hangman was pretty sure to get you sooner or later.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Too right, I've just been for a dump and had Cato dive out of a cubicle at me, before trying to garrot me with an ethernet cable.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Once upon a time, when married to my first wife, I was at one of her family reunion picnics when, out of nowhere, my necklace with a Hebrew "chai" (life) got yanked like a garrot by her cousin's rather rambunctious young son.

    MVN

  • It's getting damn more impossible to speak the truth in this country without being branded a traitor, so I do not see how America is still such a free country when so many people hate and fear the truth, and will garrot you for speaking it.

    BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

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  • I hope they're orange.

    July 13, 2011

  • "2. In surgery, a compressing bandage, tightened by twisting a small cylinder of wood, by which the arteries of a limb are compressed for the purpose of suspending the flow of blood in cases of hemorrhage, aneurism, amputation, etc." -- Cent. Dict.

    July 13, 2011