Which definition of Valve do you mean?

  • Valve n a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • Valve n device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
  • Valve n control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
  • Valve n the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs
  • Valve n one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods