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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glot·tal a. Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the glottis; glottic.
 Glottal catch, an effect produced upon the breath or voice by a sudden opening or closing of the glotts. --Sweet.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 glottal catch
      n : a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the
          glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel [syn: glottal
          stop, glottal plosive]