noun Anatomy, Zoology.
verb (used with object)
Origin of throat
Examples from the Web for throat
Contemporary Examples of throat
I took out my knife, my Ka-Bar, and knocked his teeth out, but they fell into his throat.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
The pressure against my throat seemed completely constricting.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
Ronald K. Fried
December 14, 2014
With senility's fingers at his throat, it was clear that no more movies were going to be made.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
He died in July after being grabbed around the throat by a cop and wrestled to ground where the breath flew out of him.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner
December 8, 2014
The red mark around her throat suggested she had been strangled with “something thin.”Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start
October 21, 2014
Historical Examples of throat
"He had a gun shoved into the hollow of his throat," said Andy.
A ghost of color was going up her throat, staining her cheeks.
Charles had said as he fingered his throat, which was patched with black and blue.
There was a snarl; Jeff had Joe by the throat, and Joe was reaching for his gun.
The fingers thrust at his throat—he seemed to be tearing his own flesh.
- that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
- the front part of the neck
Word Origin for throat
Old English þrote (implied in þrotbolla "the Adam's apple, larynx," literally "throat boll"), related to þrutian "to swell," from Proto-Germanic *thrut- (cf. Old High German drozza, German Drossel, Old Saxon strota, Middle Dutch strote, Dutch strot "throat"), perhaps from PIE *trud- (cf. Old English þrutian "to swell," Old Norse þrutna "to swell").
The notion is of "the swollen part" of the neck. Italian strozza "throat," strozzare "to strangle" are Germanic loan-words. College slang for "competitive student" is 1970s, from cutthroat.
see at each other's throats; cut someone's throat; frog in one's throat; jump down someone's throat; lump in one's throat; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick in one's craw (throat).