a valve admitting or discharging a liquid to or from a tank and regulated by a float on the surface of the liquid within the tank to maintain a nearly constant height of liquid.
Origin of float valve
First recorded in 1870–75
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Near each filling-up tun O is a small cistern t communicating with the tun O by a pipe, which is closed by a float-valve.