Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pump consisting of a pump-cylinder or-barrel in which a reciprocating piston works.

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Examples

  • About this time Finley Morse and his brother Edwards had jointly devised and patented a new “flexible piston-pump,” from which they hoped great things.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • About this time Finley Morse and his brother Edwards had jointly devised and patented a new "flexible piston-pump," from which they hoped great things.

    Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals In Two Volumes, Volume I.

  • Every time he got the ball, panic broke out in English ranks as he scythed through their defence with his clever footwork, his strength and his piston-pump hand-off.

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