Definition of throating in US English:

throating

noun

  • 1Chiefly Building. The cutting of a groove or channel; specifically the making of a groove in a sill, string course, coping, etc., in order to prevent rainwater running back towards the wall. Also (now chiefly) concrete: the channel or groove thus cut.

  • 2Shipbuilding. The shaping of an angled timber (especially a floor-timber); that part of such a timber which constitutes the angle, typically being the thickest part; the depth or thickness of this; = "throat". Now rare.

  • 3The action of designing or shaping something in such a way as to include a throat; the action of providing with a throat.

  • 4Firearms. The action or practice of creating or reshaping a throat on a rifle, revolver, etc.

  • 5Fishing. North American (chiefly Newfoundland). The action of preparing caught fish for gutting by cutting the throat and slitting the belly up to the gills.

  • 6The action of producing sound from or as if from the throat; an utterance produced in this way.

Origin

Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From throat + -ing.

Pronunciation

throating

/ˈθrəʊtɪŋ/