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intake valve

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 of intake valve
First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He could get the odor faintly through the intake valve of his helmet.

    Divinity William Morrison
  • When the exhaust valve is operated by the tappet rod and rocker arm the intake valve is also carried down with it.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The intake valve is withdrawn by the use of special tools through the cylinder head, the exhaust valve being first dismounted.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The intake valve, in order to operate properly, should be located between the auricle and ventricle, and this is where it is.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • The intake valve on the left side of the heart, which is composed of but two flaps, is known as the mitral valve.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • Five seconds later the inventor was creeping out along one wing toward the intake valve of the port gas tank.

  • A little to one side stuck up the small tube of the intake valve.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • The detective closed the intake valve of the mask and expelling all of the air from his lungs, took a deep breath.

    Poisoned Air Sterner St. Paul Meek

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