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intake valve

noun
1.
a valve in the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine that opens at the proper moment in the cycle to allow the fuel-air mixture to be drawn into the cylinder.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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Examples for intake valve
  • Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valve at the tank and turning on the hot water faucet.
  • The first stroke involves drawing air into a cylinder as the piston creates space for it by moving away from the intake valve.
  • Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valve at the tank and turning on the hot-water faucet.
  • The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.
  • Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valve at the tank and turning on a hot-water faucet.
  • Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valve and turning on a hot-water faucet.
  • Fill the bathtub and large containers with water unless advised by authorities to turn off the main water intake valve.
  • He attached the end of the hose to the intake valve of the tank, as was customary, but failed to check the lower valve.
  • The number three-cylinder intake valve push rod was bent and it was removed prior to engine rotation.
  • At light engine loads it would be desirable to close the intake valve earlier to reduce pumping losses.

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