Throttle meaning

thrŏtl
Throttle is defined as to control the speed of an engine or the flow of fuel in an engine, or to hold down or choke.

An example of throttle is for a device to control how fuel moves through a car engine.

An example of throttle is to strangle someone.

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To suppress.

Tried to throttle the press.

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(rare) The throat or windpipe.
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A valve that regulates the flow of fluids; esp., a butterfly valve that controls the release of fuel vapor from a carburetor, or the control valve in a steam line.
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The hand lever or pedal that controls this valve.
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To choke; strangle.
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To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress.
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To choke or suffocate.
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To cause something to slow down or speed up. When automobiles first emerged at the turn of the 20th century up until the 1940s, they used to have a throttle. It was a lever that increased the engine speed as it was pulled out. See CPU throttling, throttled transfer and bandwidth throttling.
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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.
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The lever or pedal that controls this valve.
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To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.).
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To strangle or choke someone.
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(intransitive) To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
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(intransitive) To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
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To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.
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The definition of a throttle is a valve that controls the fluid flow.

An example of a throttle is a car part that controls how fuel moves through the system.

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A valve that regulates the flow of a fluid, such as the valve in an internal-combustion engine that controls the amount of vaporized fuel entering the cylinders.
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A lever or pedal controlling such a valve.
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To strangle (a person); choke.
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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 Wiktionary

  • From Middle English throtlen (“to choke, strangle, suffocate"), from the noun (see above). Compare German erdrosseln (“to strangle, choke, throttle").

    From Wiktionary