Definition of necklace in English:

necklace

Syllabification: neck·lace
Pronunciation: /ˈneklis
 
/

noun

  • 2(Chiefly in South Africa) a tire doused or filled with gasoline, placed around a victim’s neck, and set on fire.

verb

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  • (Chiefly in South Africa) kill (someone) with a tire necklace.
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    • The angry residents, definitely frustrated with the law enforcement approach to their distress calls, after slaughtering the bandits, even necklaced the corpses with tyres so that they could torch them.
    • ‘And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here,’ he noted, ‘[that] you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck.’
    • To this, Rasulullah replied, ‘If you wish to be necklaced with a garland of fire, you may accept it.’

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