Definitions for: Throttle

[n] a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
[n] a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
[v] reduce the air supply; of carburetors
[v] place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Throt"tle, n. [Dim. of throat. See Throat.]
1. The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand. --Sir W. Scott.

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.

Throt"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Throttled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Throttling.]
1. To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.

Grant him this, and the Parliament hath no more
freedom than if it sat in his noose, which, when he
pleases to draw together with one twitch of his
negative, shall throttle a whole nation, to the wish
of Caligula, in one neck. --Milton.

2. To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a
person half suffocated. [R.]

Throttle their practiced accent in their fears.

3. To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.

Throt"tle, 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.

Synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, bound, choke, confine, gas, gas pedal, gun, limit, restrain, restrict, strangle, strangulate, throttle valve, trammel

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