Definition of throat chain in English:

throat chain

noun

  • 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).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Ingraham (1809–1860).