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throat

1. 
a. that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
b. the front part of the neck
2. Botany the gaping part of a tubular corolla or perianth

Throat

The region that includes the pharynx, the larynx, and related structures. Both the nasal passages and the oral cavity open into the pharynx, which also contains the openings of the Eustachian tubes from the ears. The lower portion of the pharynx leads into the esophagus and the trachea or windpipe. The rather funnel-shaped pharynx is suspended from the base of the skull and the jaws; it is surrounded by three constrictor muscles that function primarily in swallowing. See Ear, Pharynx

The larynx, or voice box, is marked externally by the shield-shaped thyroid cartilage which forms the Adam's apple. The larynx contains the vocal cords that act as sphincters for air regulation and permit phonation. The lower end of the larynx is continuous with the trachea, a tube composed of cartilaginous rings and supporting tissues. See Larynx

The term throat is also used in a general sense to denote the front (ventral side) of the neck.

Throat

A groove which is cut along the underside of a member, such as a stringcourse or coping on a wall, to prevent water from running back toward the wall.

What does it mean when you dream about your throat?

Dreaming about a constriction of the throat or hoarseness may mean the dreamer cannot easily or fully express ideas or feelings.

throat

[thrōt]
(anatomy)
The region of the vertebrate body that includes the pharynx, the larynx, and related structures.
(botany)
The upper, spreading part of the tube of a gamopetalous calyx or corolla.
(design engineering)
The narrowest portion of a constricted duct, as in a diffuser or a venturi tube; specifically, a nozzle throat.
(engineering)
The smaller end of a horn or tapered waveguide.
The area in a fireplace that forms the passageway from the firebox to the smoke chamber.

cavetto, gorge, hollow, throat, trochilus

examples of a cavetto
A hollow member or round concave molding containing at least the quadrant of a circle, used in cornices and between the tori of bases, etc. Erroneously called scotia, which has a noncircular curvature.

throat

1. A groove that is cut along the underside of a projecting member (for example, under a belt course) to prevent rainwater from running back across it toward the wall; also called a drip molding.
2. Same as chimney throat.

throat

The narrowest portion of a constricted duct, as in a diffuser, a venturi tube, etc. Specifically, a nozzle throat. See nozzle throat.
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"She says she was grabbed by the throat and thrown to the ground."
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A taxi driver was grabbed by the throat and robbed after a passenger turned on him at the end of his journey.
As he obliged he was grabbed by the throat and had a three-inch knife pushed against it, while one went through his pockets stealing pounds 83 and another lashed him with the metal chain that had been doubled over.
At 6pm the same evening, a student from Edge Hill College was grabbed by the throat.
She was grabbed by the throat from behind and dragged along a cycle path on Bank Holiday Monday, May 26.
"When she was grabbed by the throat again the children saw that."
Boruc ignored the outstretched hands of Barry Ferguson, David Weir - whom he had grabbed by the throat in a touchline melee - and Lee McCulloch as he ran to the other end of the ground to applaud the Celtic support.
The 22-year-old was grabbed by the throat and held against the wall, while the other thief went behind the counter and took money from a cash box.