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sleeve valve

noun
1.
an intake or exhaust valve for an engine, consisting of one or more sleeves reciprocating within a cylinder, so that ports in the cylinder and in the sleeves are opposed at regular intervals to open the valve.
Origin of sleeve valve
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The mechanism of a sleeve valve motor is slightly different from that of the poppet valve type.

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sleeve valve

noun
1.
(in an internal-combustion engine) a valve in the form of a thin steel sleeve fitted between the cylinder and piston and having a reciprocating and rotary oscillation movement
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