link motion

link motion
noun
: motion imparted by a linkage (as in some steam locomotive engines to operate the slide valve); also : linkage 3a

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link motion,
1. a valve gear in a steam engine for controlling (including reversing) the valve motion, consisting of a series of links connecting the eccentrics to the block that operates the valve.
2. any system of links that connects, and regulates the motion of, two parts, one of which drives the other.

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