slide valve


noun Machinery.

a valve that slides without lifting to open or close an aperture, as the valves of the ports in the cylinders of certain steam engines.

Origin of slide valve

First recorded in 1795–1805
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slide valve

noun

a valve that slides across an aperture to expose the port or opening
(modifier) fitted with slide valvesa slide-valve engine
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