intake valve


a valve in the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine that opens at the proper moment in the cycle to allow the fuel-air mixture to be drawn into the cylinder.

Nearby words

  1. intactly,
  2. intaglio,
  3. intail,
  4. intake,
  5. intake manifold,
  6. intangible,
  7. intarsia,
  8. intarsist,
  9. integer,
  10. integer vitae

Origin of intake valve

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019