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slide valve

noun, Machinery
a valve that slides without lifting to open or close an aperture, as the valves of the ports in the cylinders of certain steam engines.
Origin of slide valve
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for slide valve
  • Excess pressures are taken out by slide valve control which also dampens the transfer of pressure surges between vessels.
  • Requires six detent flow positions with a patented turbulence-free slide valve for operator flow control.
  • The leak was isolated by closing the commode slide valve.
British Dictionary definitions for slide valve

slide valve

a valve that slides across an aperture to expose the port or opening
(modifier) fitted with slide valves: a slide-valve engine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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