check valve
noun Date: circa 1877 a valve that permits flow in one direction only

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Check valve — Valve Valve, n. [L. valva the leaf, fold, or valve of a door: cf. F. valve.] [1913 Webster] 1. A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one of the leaves of such a door. [1913 Webster] Swift through the valves the visionary fair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Check valve — Check Check (ch[e^]k), n. [OE. chek, OF. eschec, F. [ e]chec, a stop, hindrance, orig. check in the game of chess, pl. [ e]checs chess, through Ar., fr. Pers. sh[=a]h king. See {Shah}, and cf. {Checkmate}, {Chess}, {Checker}.] 1. (Chess) A word… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • check valve — check′ valve n. hyd a valve permitting liquids or gases to flow in one direction only • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Check valve — Tilting disc inconel check valve …   Wikipedia

  • check valve — noun Etymology: check (IV) : a valve that permits flow in one direction but prevents a return flow * * * a valve permitting liquids or gases to flow in one direction only. [1875 80] * * * check valve, a valve that allows liquid or gas to flow in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • check valve — atgalinis vožtuvas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. back valve; check valve; holding valve; non return valve; rebound valve vok. Rücklaufventil, n; Rückschlagventil, n rus. обратный клапан, m pranc. clapet anti retour, m; clapet de …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • check valve — A one way, in line valve that permits flow of liquids or gases in one direction only and closes to prevent passage in the opposite direction. Used to control flow of vacuum, refrigerant, coolant, etc. Also see residual check valve …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • check valve — A valve that permits the flow of fluid in one direction only. Various types of check valves are depicted in the illustrations. Two types of check valves …   Aviation dictionary

  • check valve — a valve permitting liquids or gases to flow in one direction only. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • check valve — noun a valve that closes to prevent backward flow of liquid …   English new terms dictionary

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