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slide valve

Syllabification: slide valve

Definition of slide valve in English:

noun

A piece that opens and closes an aperture by sliding across it.
Example sentences
  • The operative cannula features a double silicon seal to minimize leakage from the joint and a slide valve on the outflow port to regulate outflow and suction.
  • Here the compound was at a disadvantage, fitted as it was with four sets of slide valves which did not exhaust the steam nearly as freely.
  • The slide valves can be supplied in either pneumatic, electric, rack and pinion or manual versions.

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