Definition of Throttle

1. Noun. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine.

Exact synonyms: Accelerator, Throttle Valve
Group relationships: Fuel System
Generic synonyms: Valve
Derivative terms: Accelerate



2. Verb. Place limits on (extent or access). "Limit the time you can spend with your friends"

3. Noun. A pedal that controls the throttle valve. "He stepped on the gas"
Exact synonyms: Accelerator, Accelerator Pedal, Gas, Gas Pedal, Gun
Group relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane, Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar
Generic synonyms: Foot Lever, Foot Pedal, Pedal, Treadle
Derivative terms: Accelerate

4. Verb. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air. "They want to throttle the prisoners "; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
Exact synonyms: Strangle, Strangulate
Generic synonyms: Kill
Entails: Compact, Compress, Constrict, Contract, Press, Squeeze
Specialized synonyms: Garotte, Garrote, Garrotte, Scrag
Derivative terms: Strangler, Strangler, Strangling, Strangulation, Strangulation, Throttler, Throttling

5. Verb. Reduce the air supply. "Choke a carburetor"
Exact synonyms: Choke
Generic synonyms: Enrich
Derivative terms: Choke

Definition of Throttle

1. n. The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand.

2. v. t. To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.

3. v. i. To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.

Definition of Throttle

1. Noun. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an internal combustion engine and thus controls its speed; a similar valve that controls the air supply to an engine. ¹

2. Noun. The lever or pedal that controls this valve. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To strangle or choke someone. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Throttle

1. to strangle [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES] - See also: strangle

Medical Definition of Throttle

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Throttle

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"Vogt throttle Valve.—A style of throttle valve used quite extensively on the ... 4, in which (a) is a section through the middle of the valve and throttle ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"When throttle is closed, suction from cylinder acts close to aperture of ... in such manner that for a moment after the throttle has been opened to cause ..."

3. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1919)
"Usually consists of a thin disk with a throttle lever which is connected witb the hand throttle lever on steering wheel. now shown full open, but by moving ..."

4. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Usually consisti of a thin disk with a throttle lever which is connected with the hand throttle lever on steering wheel. The rotary type is different, ..."

5. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"Another spark and throttle lever arrangement as used on the ... Positions shown above of Pierce spark and throttle levers under various running conditions. ..."

6. Locomotive Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which Designate ...by George Little Fowler by George Little Fowler (1906)
"throttle Base. See throttle Box. throttle Bell Crank. Sec throttle Crank. ... A chamber or space in the' upper part of a throttle pipe into which steam ..."

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