Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

valve stem

noun
1.
stem1 (def 14).
Origin of valve stem
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for valve stem
Historical Examples
  • A spring T serves to keep the valve stem normally on its seat.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • If the valve stem has worked loose from the valve, trouble will be caused.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • The upper end of the valve stem passes through a plug V, through which is a vent hole W.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • The upper side of the shell has an opening to receive the bonnet C, through which the valve stem D passes.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • If the motor is turned but very little beyond this point, a lifting should be felt at the proper push rod or valve stem.

    The Gasoline Motor

    Harold Whiting Slauson
  • This is primarily intended for taking up any wear that may occur at the ends of the push rod or valve stem.

    The Gasoline Motor

    Harold Whiting Slauson
  • In the slot of the link is a slide and pin connected with an arrangement of levers terminating in the valve stem.

  • valve stem guides and valve stems must be machined very accurately to insure correct action.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The amount of clearance allowed depends entirely upon the design of the engine and length of valve stem.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • See if rocker arm tappets have a .020′′ clearance from valve stem when valve is seated.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for valve stem

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for valve

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for valve stem