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slide valve

noun Machinery.
  1. 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.
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Origin of slide valve

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for slide valve

Historical Examples

  • 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

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