Definition of sleeve valve in English:

sleeve valve

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  • A valve in the form of a cylinder which slides to cover and uncover an inlet or outlet.
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    • 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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