Definition of throat
2 : something resembling the throat especially in being an entrance, a passageway, a constriction, or a narrowed part: such asa : the orifice of a tubular organ especially of a plantb : the opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instepc : the part of a tennis racket that connects the head with the shaft
3 : the curved part of an anchor's arm where it joins the shank — see anchor illustration
at each other's throats
: in open and aggressive conflict
Examples of throat in a sentence
My throat was dry so I took a sip of water.
He held a knife to her throat.
His shirt was open at the throat.
He grabbed her by the throat.
Origin and Etymology of throat
Middle English throte, from Old English; akin to Old High German drozza throat
First Known Use: before 12th century
First Known Use of throat
THROAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of throat for English Language Learners
: the tube inside the neck that leads to the stomach and lungs
: the front part of the neck
THROAT Defined for Kids
Definition of throat for Students
1 : the passage through the neck from the mouth to the stomach and lungs a sore throat
2 : the front part of the neck on the outside
Medical Definition of throat
1: the part of the neck in front of the spinal column
2: the passage through the throat to the stomach and lungs containing the pharynx and upper part of the esophagus, the larynx, and the trachea
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