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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which forces, drives, compels, or constrains.
  • noun Specifically— In mech., a solid piston applied to a pump for the purpose of producing a constant stream, or of raising water to a greater height than it can be raised by the pressure of the atmosphere. See pump.
  • noun In Cornish mining, a small pump worked by hand, used in sinking small simples or pits.
  • noun A chest; a coffer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, forces or drives.
  • noun The solid piston of a force pump; the instrument by which water is forced in a pump.
  • noun A small hand pump for sinking pits, draining cellars, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The solid piston of a force pump; the instrument by which water is forced in a pump.
  • noun A small hand pump for sinking pits, draining cellars, etc.

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