throt·​tle·​able | \ ˈthrä-tᵊl-ə-bəl How to pronounce throttleable (audio) \

Definition of throttleable

: capable of having the thrust varied used of a rocket engine

Examples of throttleable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Landing on the Moon required large fuel tanks, landing legs, and most importantly, a large throttleable engine. Frank O’brien, Ars Technica, "A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14," 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of throttleable

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Throttleable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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