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Strappado

Strap`pa´do
n.1.A military punishment formerly practiced, which consisted in drawing an offender to the top of a beam and letting him fall to the length of the rope, by which means a limb was often dislocated.
v. t.1.To punish or torture by the strappado.
Noun1.strappado - torture in which a person's hands and tied behind their back and they are lifted off the ground by a rope tied to their wrists and that allowed to drop until their fall is checked by the rope
torture, torturing
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