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Throttle

Throt´tle
n.1.The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand.
2.(Steam Engine) The throttle valve.
Throttle lever
(Steam Engine) the hand lever by which a throttle valve is moved, especially in a locomotive.
Throttle valve
(Steam Engine) a valve moved by hand or by a governor for regulating the supply of steam to the steam chest. In one form it consists of a disk turning on a transverse axis.
v. t.1.To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.
[imp. & p. p. Throttled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Throttling .]
2.To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.
Throttle their practiced accent in their fears.
- Shak.
3.To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.
v. i.1.To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
2.To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
Noun1.throttle - a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
2.throttle - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
Verb1.throttle - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
2.throttle - kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
3.throttle - reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"
Synonyms: choke
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