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snifter valve

Line breaks: snif|ter valve
(also snifting valve)

Definition of snifter valve in English:

noun

A valve on a steam engine that allows air in or out.
Example sentences
  • The opening period of the snifting valve is therefore a measurement for the leakage in the hydraulic part.
  • When I was a youngster I knew what coupling rods, Westinghouse pumps and snifting valves were.
  • The snifter valve was just loose in a bag with a load of other bits so I have no idea where that came from.

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