Examples of valve in a Sentence
They turned off the main water valve to the house.
Recent Examples of valve from the Web
The decision may provide a release valve on pressure against the premier, who’s the latest eastern European Union leader to face public outcry.
Northrop Grumman workers installed 16 valves on the satellite’s thrusters without relying on detailed instructions and in the process used the wrong cleaning compound, damaging the parts, said one of the knowledgeable people.
In the first week of his life, he was given drugs to help a valve in his heart close properly, and more drugs for his blood pressure.
The second major issue has to do with the propulsion thrusters, which were apparently improperly handled, leading to contamination of the valves and damaged seals last summer.
But no doctor fully eliminated all health risk for Hoiberg, who underwent his first open-heart surgery to correct an enlarged aortic valve that summer.
Hydraulic lifters acting on roller finger followers can deactivate valves, enabling cylinder deactivation and V-4 operation to save some fuel.
The mayor said the city is purchasing lockable covers for the valves.
An industry official said various companies, including Northrop Grumman Corp., Parker and Honeywell, manufacture a series of valves and regulators for the system.
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Origin and Etymology of valve
VALVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of valve for English Language Learners
: a mechanical device that controls the flow of liquid, gas, etc., by opening and closing
: a device in some musical instruments (such as trumpets) that you press to play different notes
medical : a structure in the heart, stomach, etc., that temporarily stops the flow of fluid or that allows fluid to move in one direction only
VALVE Defined for Kids
Definition of valve for Students
- a heart valve
medical Definition of valve
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