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2 definitions found
 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Steam Engine) The throttle valve.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  throttle valve
      n 1: a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
           [syn: accelerator, throttle, throttle valve]

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