Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that chokes or suffocates another.
  • n. Something that fits closely around the neck or throat, as:
  • n. A tight-fitting necklace.
  • n. A high, tight collar.
  • n. A narrow neckpiece of fur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of jewelry or ornamental fabric, worn as a necklace, tight to the throat.
  • n. One who, or that which, chokes or strangles.
  • n. One who operates the choke of an engine during ignition.
  • n. Any disappointing or upsetting circumstance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, chokes.
  • n. A stiff wide cravat; a stock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which chokes; that which induces a feeling of strangulation; something difficult to swallow.
  • n. That which puts another to silence; that which cannot be answered.
  • n. A neckcloth: as, “a white choker,”
  • n. In milit. engin., a chain with wooden staves attached to the ends, employed to compress and measure the circumference of fascines.
  • n. In lumbering, a noose of wire rope by which a log is dragged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who kills by strangling
  • n. a high tight collar
  • n. an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation
  • n. necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

Etymologies

From choke +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

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