from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A valve fitted with a spring, which holds it to its seat except when it is opened by extraneous force.
- noun A safety-valve with which is connected a spring-balance, graduated to any required number of pounds, and acting as a check on the valve until the determined pressure is attained. See cut under
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