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breather

a vent in a container to equalize internal and external pressure, such as the pipe in the crankcase of an internal-combustion engine

Breather

 

a device for connecting the interior of a crank-case with the atmosphere. Breathers prevent the buildup of pressure within the crankcase and the attendant extrusion of oil through leaks; they also prevent dust from being sucked into the crankcase. A filter is installed to purify the air passing through the breather.

breather

A vent in any engine lubrication system that keeps the pressure within equal to ambient atmospheric pressure. Often used with oil tanks, crankcases, etc.
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