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vent

1. the shaft of a volcano or an aperture in the earth's crust through which lava and gases erupt
2. the external opening of the urinary or genital systems of lower vertebrates

vent

[vent]
(engineering)
A small passage made with a needle through stemming, for admitting a squib to enable the charge to be lighted.
A hole, extending up through the bearing at the top of the core-barrel inner tube, which allows the water and air in the upper part of the inner tube to escape into the borehole.
A small hole in the upper end of a core-barrel inner tube that allows water and air in the inner tube to escape into the annular space between the inner and outer barrels.
An opening provided for the discharge of pressure or the release of pressure from tanks, vessels, reactors, processing equipment, and so on.
A pipe for providing airflow to or from a drainage system or for circulating air within the system to protect trap seals from siphonage and back pressure.
(geology)
The opening of a volcano on the surface of the earth.
(metallurgy)
A small opening in a casting mold to allow for the escape of gases.
(zoology)
The external opening of the cloaca or rectum, especially in fish, birds, and amphibians.

vent

1. A pipe installed to provide a flow of air to or from a drainage system or to provide a circulation of air within such system to protect trap seals from siphonage and back pressure.
2. A Vent connector.
3. A Vent system.
4. AVentilator, 3.
5. A stack designed to allow moisture vapor or other gas from inside a building or building system to escape into the atmosphere.

vENT.

On drawings, abbr. for “ventilate.”

vent

i. An opening to the atmosphere to spill excess pressure to the atmosphere, as in fuel tanks.
ii. The holes in aircraft skin for static pressure pickup. Also called static ports. See velocity pressure.
iii. An opening in the center of a parachute canopy for its stabilization. See also parachute vent.
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I would recommend that she sees the Bishop of Aston to find out how much more she must absolve herself, and give vent to her rediscovered 'conscience'.
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To another question he said people of Balochistan were as much patriotic as were Sindhi, Balochi and Pushtoon, Punjabi and Saraiki adding it was but natural that they would continue to give vent to their resentment unless their due rights were returned to them.
Yes, there we were, happily allowing Cardiff City skipper Graham Kavanagh to give vent to his understandable feelings that the Bluebirds' sloppy home form ruined their promotion chances last season, and driving the message home that the same thing can't possibly happen again.
"Are there any ladies present?" asked the Midlander, clearly in the mood to give vent to his anger as he, like Walton, handed in a 75.
The three men, from different generations, give vent to how they see things, where they've gone wrong and how communities are pulled apart.
The mock documentary style gives full rein to Guest's wicked humour as gay New Yorkers, a menswear salesman, a fly-fishing nut, and yuppie lawyers give vent to their neurotic obsessions.
And people angered by the German car giant's treatment of Longbridge will be able to give vent to their feelings by paying pounds 1 a time to take a swing at a BMW saloon with a sledgehammer.
The infrastructure needed by youths to give vent to their creativity, either in the creative industry or in other areas of human endeavour, are not there because funds allocated to build such infrastructure have been stolen by fat cats,' he said.