Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From choke +‎ -er.

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