Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machinery, a pump to raise oil from a reservoir and discharge it upon a journal.
  • n. A pump for pumping oil under pressure through a pipe-line to a burner or to an oil-engine.
  • n. A sinking-pump for raising oil from a non-flowing well.

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Examples

  • These figures are the result of clever engineering, such as an oil-pump that works only when required, and an energy recovery system that claws back little slugs of juice when coasting and braking.

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  • Land Rover has developed a unique, intelligent oil-pump pressure relief valve (PRV) which senses oil pressure deep in the engine's oil galleries to more accurately control oil pump delivery.

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  • Bowyer's last DNF came at Phoenix on Nov. 12, 2006, when he finished 33rd due to an oil-pump failure

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  • Jaguar has developed a unique, intelligent oil-pump pressure relief valve (PRV) which senses oil pressure deep in the engine's oil galleries to control the oil pump delivery.

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