choker

[choh-ker]
noun
1.
a person or thing that chokes.
2.
a necklace that fits snugly around the neck.
3.
a neckcloth or high collar.
4.
a chain or cable used to haul logs from the woods.

Origin:
1545–55; choke + -er1

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choker (ˈtʃəʊkə)
 
n
1.  a woman's high collar, popular esp in the late 19th century
2.  any neckband or necklace worn tightly around the throat
3.  a high clerical collar; stock
4.  a person who chokes
5.  something that causes a person to choke

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Slang Dictionary

choker definition


  1. n.
    a cigarette; a cigarette butt. : Put that damn choker out in my house!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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choker

in jewelry, necklace that fits closely around the neck like a snug, high collar. The choker became popular in the late 19th century, and its popularity has continued through the 20th

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Example sentences
We have a picture of her wearing it in a platinum choker.
We are now empowered with techniques that work, including holding his choker
  collar high and using short corrections.
There were also corsages or a cluster of flowers on a choker.
In a choker hitch, slings shall be long enough so that the choker fitting
  chokes on the wire rope body and never on the fitting.
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