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Meaning of SAFETY VALVE

Pronunciation:  'seyftee valv

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
 
 Synonyms: escape, escape cock, escape valve, relief valve
 
 See Also: regulator, valve

 

 

 

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