One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small or delicate throat. Now somewhat rare.
2A band, collar, or other item of dress worn around the throat; a necklet; specifically (a) a close-fitting necklace or decorative band, a choker; (b) a small, close-fitting collar or tippet; (c) a protective throat-piece, typically made of metal or leather.
Mid 18th century. From throat + -let.
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