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throttle valve

  1. a valve for throttling the working fluid of an engine, refrigerator, etc.
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Origin of throttle valve

First recorded in 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for throttle valve

Historical Examples of throttle valve

  • The engineer may draw his throttle-valve and give the piston full head.

    The Seat of Empire

    Charles Carleton Coffin

  • In about an hour the engine can be started by a turn of the throttle-valve.

  • The throttle-valve is at the entrance to the steam-pipe in the steam-dome.

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

  • The devices for controlling the steam are the throttle-valve and the valve-gear.

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

  • No helm, or ballast, or throttle-valve could avail them now.