shunt valve

noun

Definition of shunt valve

: a valve permitting a fluid under pressure an easier avenue of escape than normally specifically : a valve actuated by the governor and used in one system of marine-engine governing to connect both ends of the low-pressure cylinder as a supplementary control

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“Shunt valve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shunt%20valve. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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