Definition of multivalve in English:


Syllabification: mul·ti·valve
Pronunciation: /ˌməltiˈvalv, 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).
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    • 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.


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

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