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
Words nearby sleeve valve
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Example sentences from the Web for sleeve valve
In this respect it is much like the sleeve-valve motor, where the uncovering of the ports is absolutely positive.
All latest developments, such as high speed aluminum motors and multiple valve and sleeve-valve engines, are considered in detail.
British Dictionary definitions for sleeve valve
(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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