garroter

IPA: gˈærʌtɝ

noun

  • A person who uses a garrote.
  • A person who strangles someone from behind.

Examples of "garroter" in Sentences

  • The methods of the garroter were quick, sure and silent.
  • "I know the way," whispered the garroter, and a few gathered around him.
  • It was the street boy turned pickpocket, and a pickpocket turned garroter.
  • He is a harmless enough fellow, Parker by name, a garroter by trade, and a remarkable performer upon the jew's-harp.
  • He is a harmless enough fellow, Parker by name, a garroter by trade, and a remarkable performer upon the Jew's harp.
  • The thug existed until 1855 or 1860, the professional hereditary garroter of one native Indian class, who strangled his victims with a handkerchief.
  • Here the terrible garroter dwelt for a long time; aye, and throve, too, until our criminal judges began sentencing every one of them convicted before them to the extreme penalty of twenty years in
  • Picks a gun from somewhere around his shirt-front, shoots the garroter over his shoulder; kills the man in front, who is at him with a stiletto, ducks a couple of shots from the gang, and lays out two more of 'em.
  • It may be added that it is this spot which is reached by the needle of the garroter in Spanish executions, and that the same centre also is destroyed when a criminal is "successfully" hanged, this time by the forced intrusion of a process of the second cervical vertebra.

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