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sleeve valve

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noun
  1. an intake or exhaust valve for an engine, consisting of one or more sleeves reciprocating within a cylinder, so that ports in the cylinder and in the sleeves are opposed at regular intervals to open the valve.
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Origin of sleeve valve

First recorded in 1910–15
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Historical Examples

  • In this respect it is much like the sleeve-valve motor, where the uncovering of the ports is absolutely positive.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

  • All latest developments, such as high speed aluminum motors and multiple valve and sleeve-valve engines, are considered in detail.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag


British Dictionary definitions for sleeve valve

sleeve valve

noun
  1. (in an internal-combustion engine) a valve in the form of a thin steel sleeve fitted between the cylinder and piston and having a reciprocating and rotary oscillation movement
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