Etymology
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throat (n.)

Old English þrote (implied in þrotbolla "the Adam's apple, larynx," literally "throat boll"), related to þrutian "to swell," from Proto-Germanic *thrut- (source also of Old High German drozza, German Drossel, Old Saxon strota, Middle Dutch strote, Dutch strot "throat"), of uncertain origin. Italian strozza "throat," strozzare "to strangle" are Germanic loan-words. College slang for "competitive student" is 1970s, from cutthroat.

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Definitions of throat

throat (n.)
the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone;
Synonyms: pharynx
throat (n.)
an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep;
throat (n.)
a passage resembling a throat in shape or function;
the throat of the vase
the throat of a chimney
throat (n.)
the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat;
From wordnet.princeton.edu