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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Throttle  \Throt"tle\,  n.  [Dim.  of  throat.  See  {Throat}.] 
  1.  The  windpipe,  or  trachea;  the  weasand.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  2.  (Steam  Engine)  The  throttle  valve. 
  {Throttle  lever}  (Steam  Engine),  the  hand  lever  by  which  a 
  throttle  valve  is  moved  especially  in  a  locomotive. 
  {Throttle  valve}  (Steam  Engine),  a  valve  moved  by  hand  or  by 
  a  governor  for  regulating  the  supply  of  steam  to  the  steam 
  chest.  In  one  form  it  consists  of  a  disk  turning  on  a 
  transverse  axis. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Throttle  \Throt"tle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Throttled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Throttling}.] 
  1.  To  compress  the  throat  of  to  choke;  to  strangle. 
  Grant  him  this  and  the  Parliament  hath  no  more 
  freedom  than  if  it  sat  in  his  noose,  which  when  he 
  pleases  to  draw  together  with  one  twitch  of  his 
  negative,  shall  throttle  a  whole  nation,  to  the  wish 
  of  Caligula  in  one  neck.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  utter  with  breaks  and  interruption,  in  the  manner  of  a 
  person  half  suffocated.  [R.] 
  Throttle  their  practiced  accent  in  their  fears. 
  3.  To  shut  off  or  reduce  flow  of  as  steam  to  an  engine. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Throttle  \Throt"tle\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  the  throat  obstructed  so  as  to  be  in  danger  of 
  suffocation;  to  choke;  to  suffocate. 
  2.  To  breathe  hard,  as  when  nearly  suffocated. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  valve  that  regulates  the  supply  of  fuel  to  the  engine 
  [syn:  {accelerator},  {throttle  valve}] 
  2:  a  pedal  that  controls  the  throttle  valve;  "he  stepped  on  the 
  gas"  [syn:  {accelerator},  {accelerator  pedal},  {gas  pedal}, 
  {gas},  {gun}] 
  v  1:  place  limits  on  "restrict  the  use  of  this  parking  lot" 
  [syn:  {restrict},  {restrain},  {trammel},  {limit},  {bound}, 
  2:  squeeze  the  throat  of  "he  tried  to  strangle  his  opponent" 
  [syn:  {strangle},  {strangulate}] 
  3:  reduce  the  air  supply;  of  carburetors  [syn:  {choke}] 

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