Other Word Forms of Throttle
Origin of Throttle
Short for throttle valve from throttle to strangle, choke from Middle English throtelen probably from throte throat throat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English *throtel, diminutive of throte (“throat"), equivalent to throat +"Ž -le. Compare German Drossel (“throttle"). More at throat.
From Middle English throtlen (“to choke, strangle, suffocate"), from the noun (see above). Compare German erdrosseln (“to strangle, choke, throttle").
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