slide valve


: a valve that opens and closes a passageway by sliding over a port
specifically : such a valve often used in steam engines for admitting steam to the piston and releasing it

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slide valve was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Slide valve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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