Describes the intentional shipping and receiving delays imposed by the online DVD rental service NetFlix to limit their customer's maximum number of DVD rentals per month.
By delaying the shipment and denying the receipt of returned DVD's, NetFlix is able to limit (throttling) users to a maximum number of DVD's per month while advertising unlimited rentals. This practice has recently come to light with both a Class Action law suit and recent a recent AP story that ran nationally.
by Rusty_R February 13, 2006
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The practice by online DVD rental companies of treating customers who pay the same price for the same service differently, depending on their rental patterns.
"Manuel rents so many anime titles that they're throttling him."
by Crackity Jones Jr. February 14, 2006
The act of forcefully inserting a rather large, blunt, and innapropriate object into ones anus, such as a foot, or a fist, or a cow.
I met a boy named sterling once, and he told me his name was such because his dad was in the navy. Without a second thought I gave him a hearty throttling.
by Vissago December 27, 2002