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throat microphone

a microphone worn around the throat and actuated by vibrations of the larynx, used when background noise would obscure the sound of speech, as in an airplane cockpit.
Origin of throat microphone
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A throat microphone picked up the words and transmitted them to the ears of the man in the screen.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for throat microphone

throat microphone

a type of microphone that is held against the throat to pick up voice vibrations Also called throat mike
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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