Definition of Kingston valve
: a conical valve opening outward from a ship and closed by the underwater pressure of the sea that is used especially on a ballast tank of a submarine
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Origin and Etymology of kingston valve
probably from the F.C.Kingston Company, Los Angeles, California
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