Definition Of throttles


a device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine.

the engines were at full throttle

a throat, gullet, or windpipe.

The neck of each bottle she thrusts down her throttle .

attack or kill (someone) by choking or strangling them.

she was sorely tempted to throttle him

control (an engine or vehicle) with a throttle.

The pilot wiped out his flight controls, throttled the engines to military thrust, and quickly checked the instruments.

Example Of throttles

  • After reaching the usual 8000-ft cruising altitude, the engines were throttled back to create a moderate cabin noise level.

  • Antes throttled up to full and headed off in search of the radar anomaly.

  • As the last aircraft began to taxi, when the F - 16 pilot throttled up his engine, fuel began gushing from the left wing fuel vent.

  • At Guiromélans's signal, Gofannon throttles up the engines to full steam, and the sloop surges forward.

  • At takeoff power when the throttle is wide open, the RPM and fuel flow are at a maximum.

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