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throttle valve

a valve for throttling the working fluid of an engine, refrigerator, etc.
Origin of throttle valve
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If throttle valve has not been opened, it may now be immediately opened.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • The throttle valve is mounted in the discharge opening, and is controlled by a lever on the outside of the carbureter.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • The engine speed may always be maintained by the throttle under a constant varying load, by adjusting the throttle valve.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • A throttle valve R is placed in the discharge end of the U-shaped tube, which is susceptible of regulation by means of a lever S.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • It is the most perfect form of throttle valve, as it causes the gases to open directly into the center of the outgoing pipe.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • Instantly Knight pulled the throttle valve open, and the locomotive started forward with a jerk.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • With great27 presence of mind he opened the throttle valve an instant, and putting on all steam drove his engine forward.

    The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet
  • Steam dome changed from rear of boiler forward to a part over what was called the "man-hole," and throttle valve placed therein.

  • This method involves a total loss of part of the head at the sluice or throttle valve.

  • Such an action may occur from undue friction in the parts of the governor or of its throttle valve.

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