valve gear


noun

(in a reciprocating engine) the mechanism for opening and closing the valves at certain points in each stroke.

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valve gear

noun

a mechanism that operates the valves of a reciprocating engine, usually involving the use of cams, pushrods, rocker arms, etc
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