from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having simplicity of action; especially acting or exerting force during strokes in one direction only; said of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having simplicity of action; especially (Mach.), acting or exerting force during strokes in one direction only; -- said of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of any reciprocating machine or implement, acting effectively in only one direction: distinguished from double-acting.
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Baking powder is available as single-acting baking powder and as double-acting baking powder.
Or make your own homemade single-acting baking powder.
For this cake, Miss Lewis called for 4 teaspoons of a particular single-acting baking powder called Royal Baking Powder.
Is there a recipe for single-acting baking powder in 'Taste of Country Cooking'?
Mix/sift them together, and you've got homemade single-acting baking powder.
There is a single-acting baking powder formula at the very back of Taste; I'd totally forgotten.
Each had a twenty-horsepower steam engine driving two single-acting air cylinders of fourteen-inch stroke and fifteen-inch diameter.
The double-acting engine, unlike the single-acting pumping engine, required
As you are aware, it is a single-acting engine, in which the gas and air are drawn in by the first outward, and compressed by the first inward stroke.
The engine is necessarily single-acting, but it is effective nevertheless, being about 1-20 H. P., with suitable steam supply.