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slide valve

noun, Machinery.
1.
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
First recorded in 1795-1805
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slide valve

noun
1.
a valve that slides across an aperture to expose the port or opening
2.
(modifier) fitted with slide valves: a slide-valve engine
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