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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suction valve or check valve at the lower end of a pipe; esp., such a valve in a steam-engine condenser opening to the air pump.
  • n. the valve that opens to the air pump from the condenser.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The valve between the condenser and the air-pump in a steam-engine.

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