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Strappado   Listen
Strappado

noun
(pl. strappadoes)
1.
A form of torture in which the hands are tied behind a person's back and they are lifted off the ground by a rope tied to their wrists, then allowed to drop until their fall is checked with a jerk by the rope.  Synonym: strapado.






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