Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Throat (?), n. [OE. throte, AS. rote, 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.
I can vent clamor from my throat.
2. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase.
3. (Arch.) The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue.
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.
5. (Shipbuilding) The inside of a timber knee.
6. (Bot.) The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces.
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.
Throat, v. t.
1. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats. [Obs.]
2. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending. [Prov. Eng.]