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choker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n choker a high tight collar
    • n choker necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
    • n choker an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation "he could win if he wasn't a choker"
    • n choker someone who kills by strangling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Choker A stiff wide cravat; a stock.
    • Choker One who, or that which, chokes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n choker One who or that which chokes; that which induces a feeling of strangulation; something difficult to swallow.
    • n choker That which puts another to silence; that which cannot be answered.
    • n choker A neckcloth: as, “a white choker,”
    • n choker In milit. engin., a chain with wooden staves attached to the ends, employed to compress and measure the circumference of fascines.
    • n choker In lumbering, a noose of wire rope by which a log is dragged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Choker one who chokes: a neckerchief
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from sound.

Usage

In literature:

He had given Loki the nickname of "Parson" because of his white choker and dignified visage.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
Doris had uttered an ejaculation of delight when she saw it one morning, a big black fellow with white feet and a white choker.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He advanced and recognized Snorky Green's red choker tie, which was particularly dear to his young sartorial fancy.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
Pope Caesar, the publican, in his chapel hat and white choker!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
You in the white choker, look hard while yer at it, and you'll know us again.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
When the cradle is nearly filled, the fascine is compressed or =choked= by the =fascine choker=, Fig.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
If I'd a been born with a little white choker round my swan's-down, I'd have shouted the news from the mulberry tree.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
He had a large great coat on, buttoned up to the neck, and a huge choker round his throat.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
A white choker rivaled in hue the tooth-pick collar of the melancholy individual.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
He held carefully in his hands a black derby hat, and a starched collar of the "choker" variety.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Dick was about to reply when he paused, looked ahead, and said: 'By Jingo, Chippy, here comes a choker.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
A long, lanky, white-chokered imitation Methody parson, that's what he is!
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
Laura can have the white-choker if she likes: I will cultivate Tom.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
He would preside at the head of the table in his white choker and immaculate shirt front and do the honors of the house.
"The Wood Fire in No. 3" by F. Hopkinson Smith
What of being the greatest pill-choker and knife-slasher in the world?
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Now, 'ere I can sit down to dinner without putting on a swallow-tail-coat and a white choker, for instance.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
Don't wear that beast of a choker, man, it makes you look like a laughing hyena.
"Out of a Labyrinth" by Lawrence L. Lynch
What the deuce do you suppose Mrs. V. S. wants of you in black with a white choker?
"Mark Gildersleeve" by John S. Sauzade
Liveried servants in tall hats and cockades irritate me under such a sun, and the butler in his white choker makes me gasp.
"From sketch-book and diary" by Elizabeth Butler
One day a very clerical looking man, with immaculate white cravat and choker, approached the entrance.
"Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

Its primary function is to prevent the choker from going slack and the load spreading after being unhooked.
Bobbi Britt was the leading scorer for the Chokers, with 16 points.
The Chokers will visit Olympic Community College on Nov 28.
Red Devils 42, Chokers 28.
"We turned the ball over a little too much," said Choker coach Christine Nelson.
The Chokers will face Lower Columbia in a loser-out contest at 11 am today.
The Chokers rallied to within four with about two minutes remaining, but the Chukars from Eastern Oregon sealed the victory from the foul line.
Dale Hansen A Choker 's delight.
Sarah Burton's McQueen show included high chokers clustered with jeweled bees.
The mixture of CO2 and moisture — in addition to some creosote—is then drawn through a "choker" (positioned between the hearth and the charcoal grate) and forced into the embers at the lower part of the tank before leaving the gasifier .
Her skirt, gloves, and skeleton choker are all handmade.
Dazzling Denzel Valentine on 'choker leash,' according to Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo.
Choker men bow in own tourney.
Choker women bow out of tourney.
Dazzling Denzel Valentine on 'choker leash,' according to Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo.
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