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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.

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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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