snifting valve


noun

a valve for releasing small quantities of steam, compressed air, or condensate, as from the cylinder of a steam engine.

Nearby words

  1. sniffish,
  2. sniffle,
  3. sniffles,
  4. sniffy,
  5. snifter,
  6. snig,
  7. snigger,
  8. snigging chain,
  9. sniggle,
  10. sniggler

Origin of snifting valve

First recorded in 1870–75

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