ball valve


noun Machinery.

a valve controlling flow by means of a ball pierced with an opening in one direction and fixed to rotate on a spindle at right angles to the opening.
any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball.

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Origin of ball valve

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for ball valve

ball valve

noun

a one-way valve consisting of a metal ball with a cylindrical hole fitting into a concave seat over an opening
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Medical definitions for ball valve

ball valve

n.

A valve regulated by the position of a free-floating ball that moves in response to fluid or mechanical pressure.
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