Definitions of throat

  1. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. a passage resembling a throat in shape or function; "the throat of the vase" or"the throat of a chimney" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a passage resembling a throat in shape or function; "the throat of the vase"; "the throat of a chimney"; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That end of a gaff which is next the mast. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The inside of a timber knee. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; - sometimes restricted to the fauces. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The front part of the neck; the passage through it; a narrow entrance; as, the throat of a cannon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The forepart of the neck, in which are the gullet and windpipe: an entrance: a narrow part of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Fore-part of the neck; entrance; narrow part of anything. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The part of the neck containing the air - passages; the esophagus or the windpipe; an inlet; orifice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The anterior part of the neck of an animal, in which are the gullet and windpipe; the fauces; an entrance, particularly a narrow one; that end of a gaff which is next the mast. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for throat

  1. Where was the home of this mighty secret feeling that sprang so suddenly out of the dark, and caught you by the throat – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  2. A week ago, I had a letter from her in which she said that her throat was giving out. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss