stop valve


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stop valve

[′stäp ‚valv]
(engineering)
A valve that can be opened or closed to regulate or stop the flow of fluid in a pipe.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stop valve

A valve in a piping distribution network which is used to shut off a line.
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