throttle

Definitions

  • Centrifugal ball governor and throttle valve
    Centrifugal ball governor and throttle valve
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v throttle reduce the air supply "choke a carburetor"
    • v throttle place limits on (extent or access) "restrict the use of this parking lot","limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    • v throttle kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air "he tried to strangle his opponent","A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
    • n throttle a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    • n throttle a pedal that controls the throttle valve "he stepped on the gas"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Throttle (Steam Engine) The throttle valve.
    • Throttle The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand.
    • Throttle To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
    • Throttle 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."
    • Throttle To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
    • Throttle To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.
    • Throttle To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated. "Throttle their practiced accent in their fears."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • throttle In electricity, to reduce (the flux in a magnetic circuit) by diminishing the cross-section of the iron traversed by the lines of force, or by the introduction of joints or air-gaps.
    • n throttle The throat. The gullet or swallow: same as throat, 2 .
    • n throttle The windpipe or thropple: same as throat, 2 .
    • n throttle A throttle-valve.
    • throttle To choke; suffocate; have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation.
    • throttle To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
    • throttle To choke; suffocate; stop the breath of by compressing the throat; strangle.
    • throttle To pronounce with a choking voice; utter with breaks and interruptions, like a person half suffocated.
    • throttle To obstruct by a throttle-valve or otherwise: said of steam, a steam-pipe, or a steam-engine.
    • throttle Synonyms Strangle, etc. See smother.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Throttle throt′l the throat or windpipe
    • v.t Throttle to choke by pressure on the windpipe: to shut off the steam from a steam-pipe, engine, &c
    • v.i Throttle to breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated
    • ***

Idioms

Full throttle - If you do something full throttle, you do it with as much speed and energy as you can.
***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of throat,. See Throat

Usage

In literature:

No helm, or ballast, or throttle-valve could avail them now.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
Now stand by your throttle and your air-brake.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
Seeing it, he realized at the same instant that Patricia was neither throttling the motor nor applying the brakes.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
If we have to collide with things, let's do it with the throttle wide open.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
Lying about Gilbert's clever, nervous, eager life in great soft folds, and throttling it.
"Dangerous Ages" by Rose Macaulay
With my heart thumping against my ribs I opened the throttle, until I was jumping at 40 m.p.h.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
I could have throttled him.
"The Colonel of the Red Huzzars" by John Reed Scott
That's what they call the throttle.
"Bob Chester's Grit" by Frank V. Webster
The engine is regulated by an ordinary Porter governor actuating the throttle valve, O.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
After all, the ghost had no actual power over me; a ghost cannot stab, cannot throttle, cannot shoot.
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
Then, shout till your throttles, good people, ye crack; Hurrah!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Ingigerd Hahlstroem is not the only one that is enmeshed and throttled in a spider's web.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Beybars was then seized and throttled by Nasir, and Sellar was starved to death.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Our gears was hummin' a reg'lar tomcat chorus, but with the throttle wide open the motor was hittin' on four most of the time.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It was merely that the man and the kinsman in Silas Crafts had throttled the righteous judge.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
At that a sudden fierce desire to know why she had thus befriended me came to throttle prudence.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
The conception even came that she was herself an adventuress, yet I throttled the thought instantly, unwilling to harbor it.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
He gave the ship full throttle from the moment of blast-off and in three seconds was out of sight.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
Throwing himself upon him, as if to throttle him, he dragged him into the house and cast him, half dead, into a dark closet.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
The throttle was knocked wide open, and the mogul was flying.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
***

In poetry:

Three men I saw beside a bar,
Regarding o'er their bottle,
A frog who smoked a rank cigar
They'd jammed within its throttle.
"The Smoking Frog" by Robert W Service
There, amid the wheel's dull droning
And the heavy, choking air,
Strength's repining, labour's groaning,
And the throttling of despair,—
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
Next, Jones kills his wife, such an awful affair!
She was throttled, and pounded, and drawn by the hair;
Cause—"Jones had been drinking—not in his sane mind."
(Few men are who tip up the bottle, I find.)
"The Same Old Strain" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
They are not the men to choose how they shall die;
They're the servants of the throttle, and the gauge;
Twenty feet below the hatches,
They are not the kind that matches
In a throw with death, to see who pays the wage.
"The Fire-Room Crew" by Burt Franklin Jenness
One! Two! Three! In the chaos of space
Rolls the earth to the hideous glee
Of death! And so cramped is this place,
I stifle and pant. One! Two! Three!
Round and round! God! 'Tis he throttles me!
He has covered my mouth with his face!
"After Hearing A Waltz" by Amy Lowell
And the waltz from the ballroom I heard,
When I called him a low, sneaking cur.
And the wail of the violins stirred
My brute anger with visions of her.
As I throttled his windpipe, the purr
Of his breath with the waltz became blurred.
"After Hearing A Waltz" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Though the Cedaredge Bruins got off to a rough start, they came back full throttle in their first playoff game.
Muse go full-throttle at LG Arena, Birmingham.
Throttle M&O foe Lena 63-24.
Northrop, Scotts Throttle East Noble .
No 12 Oklahoma took the good with the bad on Thursday as it lost a player to a season-ending injury, then later throttled Northwestern (La.
FSHS throttles Bluefield, to play Charleston Catholic for boys' soccer title.
Governor Mifflin had no problems with Muhlenberg last year, throttling the Muhls 48-14.
I've read a lot on many of the forums online where people are removing the secondary butterflies in the throttle bodies for improved performance.
With a Mercury Verado 275, digital throttle and shift, and hydraulic steering, the boat handled more easily than its 26-foot length would suggest.
The Aqua Patio is a smooth operator, but that firm grip on the helm came in handy when we pressed the throttle.
Spartans water polo throttles Titans, 34-3.
No way you need things like Motion Pro's Titan throttle tube, or new levers, grips, or T3 cables.
The air box is connected to the throttle by the air boot.
Mostly the answer involves a crash-related issue or a broken throttle tube.
But changing your throttle to get better performance is an option, too.
***

In science:

For example, a component “ThrottleRateOfChange” determines the change rate of the throttle valve position not only depending on its current and the desired position, but also depending on very specific states of the entire engine.
AutoMoDe - Model-Based Development of Automotive Software
Added is the ratio ρg /rg , which throttles chunks with less information; to first order, it equals the withinchunk variance.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
Further, with respect to composition of ABG protocols, we show that the worst-case adversary (with respect to a given execution) is not the one that corrupts players at full-throttle across all protocols running concurrently in the network.
A New Look at Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Generals
Examples are virus throttles slowing down the propagation of viruses or automatic analyzing systems of infected nodes .
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
Throttling viruses: Restricting propagation to defeat malicious mobile code.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
In the first, the thermal flux is calculated and if the divergence of the thermal flux sets severe restraints on the timestep, it is throttled back by locally lowering the thermal conduction coefficient κ0 .
The stellar atmosphere simulation code Bifrost
For elliptical galaxies, lacking any definitive suggestion that a similar throttled star formation process occurs, we adopt a standard Salpeter IMF.
Binary compact object coalescence rates: The role of elliptical galaxies
***