Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also snifting valve)
Definition of snifter valve in English:
A valve on a steam engine that allows air in or out.
- 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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