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for throttle valve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
[syn: accelerator, throttle, throttle valve]
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