from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Operated by both fluid and air power
- adj. Being, or pertaining to, a type of automotive suspension system based on a nitrogen springing medium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or depending upon, both liquid and gaseous substances.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the action of water and air; involving the combined action of water and air or gas.
Everyone knows about its clever "hydropneumatic" suspension, which kept the car level under all conditions, the revolutionary body construction with its bolt-on panels and headlights fitted to later models that swivelled with the steering.
On detecting flow of water in the line the pump starts and boosts the pressure in the line downstream of the pump (as opposed to a hydropneumatic system that would pressurize the entire house plumbing system) sufficiently for the heater to operate.
The DS is well-known for its futuristic, aerodynamic body design, styled by the Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni, and for its innovative technology, including its hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension system-wiki
[Illustration: E] Essential as sulphuric acid is to the ignition of the platinum in an hydropneumatic lamp; so is half-and-half to the proper illumination of a Medical Student's faculties.
The outer units are also centrally suspended and incorporate Claas's Active-Float hydropneumatic suspension system.
The SM's hydropneumatic suspension, though not much changed from the original DS in principle, was still a wonder.
Although the SM's hydropneumatic suspension was set firmer than that of the DS, its ability to smooth out choppy pavement remained uncanny.
It was the first S-Class to offer the hydropneumatic suspension developed by Citroën, begetting handling comparisons to cars as tossable as the Mini.
But it's unapologetically French and has some seriously trick technology in its glorious hydropneumatic suspension.
Up-to-date mobility systems include a 1,000-horsepower engine and a hydropneumatic suspension unit.