A valve in the form of a cylinder that slides to cover and uncover an inlet or outlet.
More example sentences
- The sleeve valve is the only alternative to the poppet valve that has enjoyed significant commercial success.
- Altogether, 130,000 sleeve valve aero engines were built mostly by the Bristol and Napier companies.
- The best way I know of to see how a sleeve valve engine works, is to take one apart.
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