Definition of Clapper valve

1. Noun. A simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction.

Exact synonyms: Clack, Clack Valve
Generic synonyms: Valve



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clapper Valve

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clapboards
clapdish
clapmatch
clapmatches
clapnet
clapnets
clapometer
clapometers
clapotage
clapped
clapped out
clapper
clapper board
clapper talk
clapper valve (current term)
clapperboard
clapperboards
clapperclaw
clapperclawed
clapperclawing
clapperclaws
clapperless
clappers
clapping
clappingly
clappings
claps
clapshot
clapt

Literary usage of Clapper valve

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1. Direct-acting Steam Pumps by Frank Ferdinand Nickel (1915)
"Bronze clapper valve. FIG. 146.—Leather-faced, clapper valve The seat may be made round and of standard diameter so as to be interchangeable with a standard ..."

2. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"The pigeon-holed regenerators С and В are thus heated strongly, and after a certain time the clapper-valve is reversed, and С and В now become regenerators ..."

3. Mine Drainage: Being a Complete Practical Treatise on Direct-acting by Stephen Michell (1899)
"The effect of the agitation is to cause active condensation of the steam in the chamber, a partial vacuum is created, and the clapper-valve is drawn over, ..."

4. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1921)
"The afferent clapper valve offered slight resistance to inspiration, as shown by the rise of the pressure curve of the tracheal tambour above the line of ..."

5. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1894)
"Of these the first is the ordinary and very familiar clapper valve. The second is the conical valve shown in Fig. 128. The pressure of the fluid in A may ..."

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