throt·​tle·​able ˈthrä-tᵊl-ə-bəl How to pronounce throttleable (audio)
: capable of having the thrust varied
used of a rocket engine

Examples of throttleable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Faster refreshing screens with throttleable rates, always on standby screens, brighter vibrant colours, and more are all on deck ready to step up to the plate. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 Landing on the Moon required large fuel tanks, landing legs, and most importantly, a large throttleable engine. Frank O’Brien, Ars Technica, 30 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of throttleable was in 1960

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“Throttleable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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