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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A valve having a slender point fitting into a conical seat, used to regulate accurately the flow of a liquid or gas.

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  • n. A type of valve having a small orifice and a needle-like plunger, allowing precise regulation of generally small flow rates.

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