What does throttle mean?

Definitions for throttle
ˈθrɒt lthrot·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerator, throttle, throttle valvenoun

    a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

  2. accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gunverb

    a pedal that controls the throttle valve

    "he stepped on the gas"

  3. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb

    place limits on (extent or access)

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

  4. strangle, strangulate, throttleverb

    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"

  5. choke, throttleverb

    reduce the air supply

    "choke a carburetor"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Throttlenoun

    the windpipe, or trachea; the weasand

  2. Throttlenoun

    the throttle valve

  3. Throttleverb

    to compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle

  4. Throttleverb

    to utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated

  5. Throttleverb

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

  6. Throttleverb

    to have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate

  7. Throttleverb

    to breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated

Freebase

  1. Throttle

    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

  1. Throttle

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of throttle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of throttle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of throttle in a Sentence

  1. Henry Louis Mencken:

    Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.

  2. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte:

    The nature of this crisis is such that it demands a minister who can be ready to go full throttle immediately.

  3. Charles Culver:

    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.

  4. Irwin Redlener:

    In the short term, I'm not very worried much about the public health impact, but every day that passes presents a new threat that something will happen that could have been prevented if the government was functioning at full throttle.

  5. Fox News:

    He could blockade the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, he could launch a full-throttle assault on Kyiv, which we would obviously see. He could also use his Spetsnaz guys, special forces guys — and they're inside Ukraine already — to topple this Zelensky government. That's also an option.

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Translations for throttle

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  • ventil, škrtit, brzditCzech
  • Drossel, Gaspedal, würgen, drosselnGerman
  • estrangular, aceleradorSpanish
  • kaasupoljin, kuristusläppä, kaasuläppä, kaasuttaa, kaasu, kuristaaFinnish
  • étrangler, accélérateur, limiterFrench
  • tachd, mùchScottish Gaelic
  • lefékez, lassít, fékezHungarian
  • mencekikIndonesian
  • acceleratore, rallentare, soffocareItalian
  • アクセル, アクセレレーター, スロットルJapanese
  • offōcōLatin
  • wurgenDutch
  • estrangularPortuguese
  • душить, дроссель, акселератор, замедлятьRussian
  • pedala gasa, zagušiti, zadaviti, oduzeti gas, вентил, papučica gasa, ventilSerbo-Croatian
  • gaspedal, strypaSwedish

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