throttle (plural throttles)
- A valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an internal combustion engine and thus controls its speed; a similar valve that controls the air supply to an engine.
- The lever or pedal that controls this valve.
- The windpipe or trachea.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
the lever or pedal that controls this valve
- (transitive) To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.).
- (transitive) To strangle or choke someone.
- (intransitive) To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
- (intransitive) To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
- (transitive) To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.
to cut back speed
to strangle someone
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