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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slide valve

Historical Examples of slide valve

  • In Fig. 21 we have a cylinder and its slide-valve shown in section.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • Here we have a slide-valve, with faces much wider than the steam ports.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • A A are the eccentrics, B the slide-valve rod with guide G attached.

  • The diagrams of this slide-valve would be difficult to understand.

  • The steam is admitted to the cylinder by means of a slide-valve.

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

British Dictionary definitions for slide valve

slide valve


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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