accelerator, throttle, throttle valve(noun)
a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun(verb)
a pedal that controls the throttle valve
"he stepped on the gas"
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)
place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
strangle, strangulate, throttle(verb)
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"
reduce the air supply
"choke a carburetor"
the windpipe, or trachea; the weasand
the throttle valve
to compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle
to utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated
to shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine
to have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate
to breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated
A throttle is the mechanism by which the flow of a fluid is managed by constriction or obstruction. An engine's power can be increased or decreased by the restriction of inlet gases, but usually decreased. The term throttle has come to refer, informally and incorrectly, to any mechanism by which the power or speed of an engine is regulated. What is often termed a throttle is more correctly called a thrust lever. For a steam engine, the steam valve that sets the engine speed/power is often known as a regulator.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of throttle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of throttle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only way that an operable train can accelerate would be if the engineer pushed the throttle forward.
The cult of personality around Xi is being built at full throttle, and Xi himself is responsible for this, it's getting to ridiculous levels.
In order to increase the speed as much as it was increased in this case, you would have had to really, really move the throttle, frankly, I am puzzled about the whole thing.
It's not easy, it's a little bit tricky and it's really quite hectic. It's not like an airplane, where you just push the throttle forward. You have to watch out for your kneecaps.
In order to increase the speed as much as it was increased in this case, you would have had to really, really move the throttle, frankly, I am puzzled about the whole thing. It's not like it was a few miles per hour over the speed limit.
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Translations for throttle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ventil, brzdit, škrtitCzech
- Drossel, drosseln, Gaspedal, würgenGerman
- estrangular, aceleradorSpanish
- kaasuläppä, kuristusläppä, kaasuttaa, kaasu, kuristaa, kaasupoljinFinnish
- accélérateur, étrangler, limiterFrench
- mùch, tachdScottish Gaelic
- fékez, lefékez, lassítHungarian
- acceleratore, soffocare, rallentareItalian
- アクセレレーター, アクセル, スロットルJapanese
- душить, замедлять, акселератор, дроссельRussian
- ventil, вентил, oduzeti gas, zadaviti, zagušiti, pedala gasa, papučica gasaSerbo-Croatian
- strypa, gaspedalSwedish
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