from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An infectious disease of horses and related animals, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi and characterized by inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane and abscesses under the jaw and around the throat that cause a strangling or choking sensation.

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of strangle.
  • n. A disease of horses caused by an infection by the bacterium Streptococcus equi

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease in horses and swine, in which the upper part of the throat, or groups of lymphatic glands elsewhere, swells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Middle English strangle, strangulation, from stranglen, to strangle; see strangle.


  • This market just set a new potential range between 144 and 126 and the outrageous volatility premium in options offer good leg-in short strangles and naked premium collection as long as you can handle the risk (which is about as high as they get in this market).

  • In NetApp, a California company that creates storage and data-management products, traders appeared to be pursuing "strangles" -- positions that works best if the stock experiences volatility.

    Traders Make Bullish Bets on Technology Stocks

  • They were susceptible to coughs and allergies and heaves and a highly contagious condition called strangles, in which pus discharges from the nostrils, and abscesses form in the lymph nodes under the jaw and sometimes burst.

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  • Also, you can feed 1 cup of the flowers per day to aid in the treatment of strangles, which is a terribly contagious Streptococcus infection in the throat.

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  • Geojit is recommending buying strangles, which is again betting that there will be a jump in IVs ahead of the Budget.

    The Economic Times

  • I feel uncomfortable pounding nails into trees to support a tree house, and feel that using a clamping method kind of strangles the trees as well.

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  • Investors appeared to be selling "strangles" in the company, preparing for the stock to trade in a relatively narrow range.

    Capital One, RadioShack Generate Bearish Activity

  • Investors who want to buy these stocks, with the aim of owning them for two to three years, can sell "strangles" to help offset the cost of doing so.

    'Strangle' Strategy Helps Offset Costs

  • Also in the insurance sector, traders sold "strangles" in Lincoln National, hoping the Pennsylvania company stays range-bound in coming months.

    Traders Take Positions In WellPoint and Aetna

  • Bullish trading in the fund followed activity earlier in the week, in which traders speculated on increased volatility in the shares and pursued long-dated "strangles" in the options.

    Silver's Price Decline Prompts Trades in Mining Companies


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