Throat Throat (thr[=o]t), n. [OE. throte, AS. [thorn]rote, [thorn]rotu; akin to OHG. drozza, G. drossel; cf. OFries. & D. stort. Cf. {Throttle}.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. (b) Hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; -- sometimes restricted to the fauces. [1913 Webster]

I can vent clamor from my throat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) (a) The upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail. (b) That end of a gaff which is next the mast. (c) The angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

5. (Shipbuilding) The inside of a timber knee. [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot.) The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces. [1913 Webster]

{Throat brails} (Naut.), brails attached to the gaff close to the mast.

{Throat halyards} (Naut.), halyards that raise the throat of the gaff.

{Throat pipe} (Anat.), the windpipe, or trachea.

{To give one the lie in his throat}, to accuse one pointedly of lying abominably.

{To lie in one's throat}, to lie flatly or abominably. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • throat — [ θrout ] noun count *** 1. ) the area at the back of your mouth and inside your neck: The curry was still burning his throat. She s in bed with a throat infection. sore throat: Have we got any medicine for a sore throat? => FROG 2. ) your… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • throat — W3S3 [θrəut US θrout] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • throat — [thrōt] n. [ME throte < OE, akin to Ger dross(el), throat < IE * (s)treu , swollen, stretched < base * (s)ter , stiff > STARE] 1. the front part of the neck 2. the upper part of the passage leading from the mouth and nose to the… …   English World dictionary

  • throat — throat; throat·ed; throat·i·ly; throat·i·ness; throat·ing; throat·less; …   English syllables

  • throat — ► NOUN 1) the passage which leads from the back of the mouth of a person or animal, through which food passes to the oesophagus and air passes to the lungs. 2) the front part of the neck. 3) literary a voice of a person or a songbird. ● be at… …   English terms dictionary

  • Throat — Throat, v. t. 1. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throat — O.E. þrote (implied in þrotbolla the Adam s apple, larynx, lit. throat boll ), related to þrutian to swell, from P.Gmc. *thrut (Cf. O.H.G. drozza, Ger. Drossel, O.S. strota, M.Du. strote, Du. strot throat ), perhaps from PIE *trud …   Etymology dictionary

  • throat — noun 1 front part of the neck VERB + THROAT ▪ cut, slash, slit ▪ rip out ▪ I wanted to rip his throat out. PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • throat — n. 1) to clear one s throat 2) to gargle one s throat 3) a clear; inflamed, red, sore; scratchy; strep throat 4) (misc.) to cut one s own throat ( to ruin oneself ); to jump down smb. s throat ( to criticize smb. ); to ram smt. down smb. s throat …   Combinatory dictionary

  • throat — /throht/, n. Anat., Zool. 1. the passage from the mouth to the stomach or to the lungs, including the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and trachea. 2. some analogous or similar narrowed part or passage. 3. the front of the neck below the chin and… …   Universalium

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