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Valve meaning

valve - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one of the leaves of such a door.
  2. 2. A lid, plug, or cover, applied to an aperture so that by its movement, as by swinging, lifting and falling, sliding, turning, or the like, it will open or close the aperture to permit or prevent passage, as of a fluid.
  3. 3. One of the pieces into which a capsule naturally separates when it bursts.
  4. 4. One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.
  5. 5. A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, as in the barberry.
  6. 6. One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.
  7. 7. One of the leaves of a folding- door; a lid or cover opening only one way; one of the pieces forming a shell.

valve - examples of usage

  1. Then the obvious safety- valve was closed to him.
  2. He became anxious to open the valve, but having lost the use of his hands he could not, and ultimately he did so by seizing the cord with his teeth and dipping his head two or three times.
  3. Then they thought it would be just as well to see where they were, so they opened the valve to let out the gas, and came down a mile in three minutes.
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