Definition of throat chain in English:

throat chain


  • 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).