throttle

[throt-l]
noun
1.
Also called throttle lever. a lever, pedal, handle, etc., for controlling or manipulating a throttle valve.
3.
the throat, gullet, or windpipe, as of a horse.
verb (used with object), throttled, throttling.
4.
to stop the breath of by compressing the throat; strangle.
5.
to choke or suffocate in any way.
6.
to compress by fastening something tightly around.
7.
to silence or check as if by choking: His message was throttled by censorship.
8.
Machinery.
a.
to obstruct or check the flow of (a fluid), as to control the speed of an engine.
b.
to reduce the pressure of (a fluid) by passing it from a smaller area to a larger one.
Idioms
9.
at full throttle, at maximum speed.

Origin:
1350–1400; (v.) Middle English throtelen, frequentative of throten to cut the throat of (someone), strangle, derivative of throat; (noun) probably diminutive of Middle English throte throat; compare German Drossel

throttler, noun
unthrottled, adjective
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throttle (ˈθrɒtəl)
 
n
1.  Also called: throttle valve any device that controls the quantity of fuel or fuel and air mixture entering an engine
2.  an informal or dialect word for throat
 
vb
3.  to kill or injure by squeezing the throat
4.  to suppress: to throttle the press
5.  to control or restrict (a flow of fluid) by means of a throttle valve
 
[C14:throtelen, from throtethroat]
 
'throttler
 
n

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throttle
"strangle to death," c.1400, probably from M.E. throte "throat" (see throat). The noun, in the mechanical sense, is first recorded 1870s, from throttle-valve (1824), but was used earlier as a synonym for "throat" (1547); it appears to be an independent formation, not derived from the verb.
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Example sentences for throttles
In order to decrease power, the operator throttles shut turbine inlet valves.
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