Throat


Throat
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]


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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´i|ly — throat|y «THROH tee», adjective, throat|i|er, throat|i|est. 1. produced or modified in the throat; guttural or velar: »The young girl had a throaty voice. 2. low pitched and resonant: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • throat|y — «THROH tee», adjective, throat|i|er, throat|i|est. 1. produced or modified in the throat; guttural or velar: »The young girl had a throaty voice. 2. low pitched and resonant: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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


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