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Definition of Throat


  1. The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column.
  2. Hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; -- sometimes restricted to the fauces.
  3. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase.
  4. The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue.
  5. The upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail.
  6. That end of a gaff which is next the mast.
  7. The angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank.
  8. The inside of a timber knee.
  9. The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces.
  10. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats.
  11. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending.

Throat Quotations

Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn't care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011.
Ray Comfort

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
John Owen

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Robert Frost

I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Of course, there are those critics - New York critics as a rule - who say, 'Well, Maya Angelou has a new book out and of course it's good but then she's a natural writer.' Those are the ones I want to grab by the throat and wrestle to the floor because it takes me forever to get it to sing. I work at the language.
Maya Angelou
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Throat Translations

throat in Afrikaans is keel
throat in Danish is strube
throat in Dutch is strot, keelgat, keel
throat in French is gorge
throat in German is Gurgel, Kehle, Rachen
throat in Hungarian is torok
throat in Latin is gutter
throat in Norwegian is strupe
throat in Portuguese is garganta
throat in Spanish is garganta
throat in Swedish is strupe, hals, svalg
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