PCV valve

noun

¦pē(ˌ)sēˈvē-
: an automotive-emission control valve that recirculates gases (as from blow-by) through the combustion chambers to permit more complete combustion

Word History

Etymology

positive crankcase ventilation

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of PCV valve was in 1965

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“PCV valve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/PCV%20valve. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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