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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

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(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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Turn the skirt over and lightly press the vent flat from the outside.
Now you have an overflow well to trap any debris in front of the melt flow, and you can add a vent at the end of the runner without sacrificing bearing surface near the gate.
He had remodeled two bathrooms and added fans, which were connected together and were vented through a soffit of his roof overhang.
To make the compressor compartment and vent panels fully resolved on the grid, three set of grids with a uniform cell size (0.50 m, 0.30 m, and 0.21m) are chosen to validate the accuracy of numerical solutions.
Discovery of additional vents resolves a mystery about how vent-dwelling sea life spreads, says Duke University oceanographer Cindy Van Dover, who was not involved in the work.
One side of the argument is that the gate will dominate the venting since it has a larger cross section then the vents. However, the more accepted rule is to vent to the runner at each turn and at the sprue puller.
You may need to redirect the vent through the brick of the side of the house with no soffit.
THE RIGHT VENT WILL HAVE A SHORT BONNET WITH THREE DIVOTS ON TOP.
A plumbing vent is kind of like the air intake on a gas can; it lets in air.
A related species, Rimicaris exoculata, has been found living at the edge of another deep-sea vent 4,000 kilometers away on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.