Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a piston or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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piston +‎ -like

Examples

  • One knee moves pistonlike; her foot beats out a double-bass rhythm.

    Venomous

  • She moved like an automaton now, not wanting to think, because to think might be to stop the pistonlike thrust of her pained muscles; to think might be to submit to Luis Quental.

    River Of Desire

  • Their blows against the thing's pistonlike legs failed to even shake it.

    The Cavern of the Shining Ones

  • Then he brought his gaze back to Lilly, his Adam's apple above the gray necktie throbbing so that it seemed to her his entire body must reverberate to the pistonlike process.

    Star-Dust

  • Sanford transformed the song into a pistonlike pounding of two or three gnarled chords, with only odd peeks of the Long Island schmaltzmeister's hammy touch peeking through here and there.

    17 dots

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