flutter valve


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flutter valve

[′fləd·ər ‚valv]
(engineering)
A valve that is operated by fluctuations in pressure of the material flowing over it; used in carburetors.
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The diaphragm was large, but recessed, and the inlet air tubes were externally mounted to protect the diaphragm and the outlet flutter valve. The outlet flutter valve was mounted directly in front of the diaphragm and pointed up.
As it dangles in the airway, it acts as a flutter valve during relaxed breathing, and contributes to the noise of snoring.
PC Stevens immediately gave first aid to the victim, using a supermarket carrier bag to create a "flutter valve" which stemmed the flow of blood to ensure his lungs did not collapse - a course of action which saved Mr Evans's life.