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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plunger for a pump, in which the connecting-rod which actuates it is connected to a pin below the outer end, while for the vibratory motion of the latter a hole is left in the axis of the plunger, as in the trunk-engine. See trunk, 9.


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