One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A chain placed at or around the throat of a person or animal.
2Whaling a chain passed through the throat and tongue of a whale and used to hoist the head or throat on board ship in order for the flesh or baleen to be removed from the carcass (now historical).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Ingraham (1809–1860).
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