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expansion-valve

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a steam-engine, a valve which shuts off the steam in its passage to the slide-valves when the piston has travelled a certain distance in the cylinder, leaving the remaining part of the stroke to be performed by the expansion of the steam. See expansion-gear.
  • n. Same as expansion-cock.

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