Throttle lever
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] [1913 Webster]


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