pressure-plate love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a steam-engine, a cover-plate; a plate on the back of a slide-valve designed to relieve the pressure of the valve on the seat; a balance-plate designed to receive the pressure of the steam against a fixed abutment, so that such pressure does not reach the sliding valve and force it against its seat.


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