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sleeve valve

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.
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First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The mechanism of a sleeve valve motor is slightly different from that of the poppet valve type.

    The Gasoline Motor

    Harold Whiting Slauson
British Dictionary definitions for sleeve valve

sleeve valve

(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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