• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Garrot (Surg) A stick or small wooden cylinder used for tightening a bandage, in order to compress the arteries of a limb.
    • n Garrot (Zoöl) The European golden-eye.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garrot A sea-duck of the genus Clangula, subfamily Fuligulinæ, and family Anatidæ. There are several species. The common garrot, also called goldeneye, is Anas or Fuligula clangula, or Clangula clangula, vulgaris, or chrysophthalma, widely distributed over the northern hemisphere. The colors are black and white, the head being glossed with green, and there is a large rounded white spot before each eye. The Rocky Mountain garrot, also called Barrow's golden-eye, is Clangula islandica or barrovi, a similar but rather larger species, with more of a purplish gloss on the head and the eye-spot crescentic.
    • n garrot 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 garrot A quarrel for the crossbow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Garrot gar′ot a name applied to various ducks.
    • n Garrot gar′ot (surg.) a tourniquet.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. Cf. Garrote
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Hollister jumped for his wrist and at the same time Mike flung himself across the bar and garroted him.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
On returning that evening from the theatre he is garroted and robbed of all he has with him.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
Oh, dear, perhaps he's garroted Edward.
"Evening Dress" by W. D. Howells
Garrotted a fellow with jewels on him, in the Rue Noir, near the Market Place, and nearly got into 'the stone bottle' for doing it.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
My own brother was garroted at Trujillo.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
And they would know they were garroting a man, and not a weakling!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Mackenzie writhed and struggled, groping on the floor for something to strike Carlson with and break his garroting grip.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
There is no sickly sentimentality expended upon highwaymen, garroters, or murderers in Mexico.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
It was as though, suddenly, she had been garroted.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Garrot, its derivation, 104.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various