Kingston valve

noun

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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History and Etymology for Kingston valve

probably from the F.C.Kingston Company, Los Angeles, California

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“Kingston valve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kingston%20valve. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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