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throttle lever

noun
1.
throttle (def 1).
Origin of throttle lever
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • The throttle lever must go all the way to the stop lug or maximum power will not be secured.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • Jawn pulled the throttle lever, and the long train moved slowly southward.

    The Short Line War Samuel Merwin
  • The throttle lever is a simple arrangement readily understood from the drawings.

  • Jeffard crossed the footboard and thrust a little roll of bank notes between the fingers of the brawny hand on the throttle lever.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • The night was very dark, and Jawn leaned out of the cab window, his left hand gripping the throttle lever.

    The Short Line War Samuel Merwin
  • When the engine has started, set the throttle lever so that the engine runs As slowly as possible.

  • His decision was reached by the time Hector was easing the throttle lever at the summit of Plug Pass.

    Empire Builders Francis Lynde
  • Advance spark lever about half way and throttle lever about one-quarter way and depress starter pedal.

  • It has no latch and the throttle lever is held in any desired setting by the wingnut and quadrant shown in figure 18.

  • The engineer was on his feet now, hand on the throttle lever, although it was open as wide as it could be pulled.

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