timing valve

noun

Definition of timing valve

: an adjustable valve in a gas engine with hot tube ignition that automatically opens to permit a portion of the compressed explosive mixture to enter the ignition tube and so cause ignition at any desired point of the stroke — compare timer sense 1c

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“Timing valve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timing%20valve. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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