Definition of multivalve in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌməltiˈvalv/ Pronunciation: /ˌməltī-/


1 Zoology (Of a shell, etc.) having several valves.
2(Of an internal combustion engine) having more than two valves per cylinder, typically four (two inlet and two exhaust).
Example sentences
  • The 1248 cc turbo-diesel engine - the smallest multivalve diesel engines in the world - produces 70 bhp @ 4000 rpm and 180Nm of torque at just 1750 rpm.
  • The high-winding, multivalve engines were re-tuned for grunt work with new reinforced-plastic intake manifolds designed to boost the lower half of their torque curves.
  • More higher revving, multivalve 4-and 6-cylinder designs are replacing the old guard, bringing the fleet averages much closer to their rivals.


A multivalve shell, or an animal having such a shell, as a chiton.

Words that rhyme with multivalve

salve, valve

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Syllabification: mul·ti·valve

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