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Definitions of throttle

  1. a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. reduce the air supply; of carburetors Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The windpipe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The throttle valve. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To strangle or choke by pressure on the windpipe; to shut off, as steam from an engine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The throat or windpipe; a valve to control the supply of steam, etc., to an engine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Throttler. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To choke: to suffocate: to have the throat obstructed so as to endanger suffocation: to breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To choke: to suffocate: to stop the breath of by compressing the throat: 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: to pronounce with a choking voice; to utter with breaks and interruptions, like a person half suffocated; "Throttle their practiced accents in their fears."-Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. The throat or windpipe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To choke by pressing the windpipe; suffocate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To choke; shut off, as steam. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The throat; windpipe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A valve closing the steam supply pipe of an engine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To choke; to suffocate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To prevent respiration by pressure on the windpipe; to strangle; to suffocate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. throt'l, n. the throat or windpipe.--v.t. to choke by pressure on the windpipe: to shut off the steam from a steam-pipe, engine, &c.--v.i. to breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.--ns. THROTT'LE-PIPE, the vertical pipe between the throttle-valve and dry-pipe of a locomotive; THROTT'LER, one who throttles; THROTT'LE-VALVE, a valve regulating the supply of steam to the cylinder. [Dim. of throat.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Throat, gullet, windpipe; (also t.-valve) valve controlling flow of steam &c. in engine; (v.t.) choke, strangle, control (steam &c., engine) with t.-valve. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. The wind-pipe or trachea ; the weasand. Cabinet Dictionary

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