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Meaning & Definition of Valve in English

English

Valve

/vælv/

noun

1. A structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it

    synonym:
  • valve

2. Device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

    synonym:
  • valve

3. Control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

    synonym:
  • valve

4. The entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs

    synonym:
  • valve

5. One of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods

    synonym:
  • valve