strappado

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Noun[edit]

strappado (countable and uncountable, plural strappados or strappadoes)

  1. A form of torture in which the victim is hung from the ceiling by a rope attached to the hands, which are tied together behind the victim's back.

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Verb[edit]

strappado (third-person singular simple present strappados, present participle strappadoing, simple past and past participle strappadoed)

  1. (transitive) To torture by means of this device.