- 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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Examples from the Web for slide valve
In Fig. 21 we have a cylinder and its slide-valve shown in section.
Here we have a slide-valve, with faces much wider than the steam ports.
A A are the eccentrics, B the slide-valve rod with guide G attached.How to Become an Engineer
Frank W. Doughty
The diagrams of this slide-valve would be difficult to understand.Steam Steel and Electricity
James W. Steele
The steam is admitted to the cylinder by means of a slide-valve.The Story of Great Inventions
Elmer Ellsworth Burns
- 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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