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- n. the pump in the cooling system of an automobile that cause the water to circulate
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“This baby has a two-barrel carburetor, a hot and cold intake manifold for faster warm-ups, and a water pump in the cooling system.”
Matron Carter was pumping a wrought-iron water pump and drinking from the spout as the water surged out of the ground.
Drips from the water pump are a deliberate indication of impending failure.
Al Fatah, which means "Conquest," was led by Abu Amar, who had become legendary among Arabs as a guerrilla fighter since al Fatah's disastrous initial raid in 1964 when they tried to blow up a water pump but failed to detonate the explosives and were all arrested when they returned to Lebanon.