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butterfly valve

noun
1.
a clack valve having two flaps with a common hinge.
2.
a valve, as the throttle valve in a carburetor, that swings about a central axis across its face.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for butterfly-valve

butterfly valve

noun
1.
a disc that acts as a valve by turning about a diameter, esp one used as the throttle valve in a carburettor
2.
a non-return valve consisting of two semicircular plates hinged about a common central spindle
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