Spikeless Pear, Museum der Festung Salzburg, Österreich
choke pear (plural choke pears)
- A metal torture device to be inserted into the body, consisting of a usually pear-shaped piece divided into spoon-like segments that can be spread apart by turning a screw.
- A kind of pear with a rough, astringent taste, difficult to swallow.
- (archaic, vulgar) A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that cannot be answered.
- Samuel Richardson
- I believe I have given her a choke-pear.