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Noun: throttle  thró-t(u)l
  1. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    - accelerator, throttle valve
     
  2. A pedal that controls the throttle valve
    "he stepped on the throttle";
    - accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal [N. Amer], gas [N. Amer], gun
Verb: throttle  thró-t(u)l
  1. Place limits on (extent, amount or access)
    - restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine
     
  2. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    - strangle, strangulate
     
  3. Reduce the air supply
    "throttle a carburettor";
    - choke

Derived forms: throttled, throttling, throttles

Type of: enrich, foot lever, foot pedal, kill, pedal, treadle, valve

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, car, fuel system, machine, motorcar, plane

Encyclopedia: Throttle