Plunger pump

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plunger pump a pump, as for water, having a plunger, instead of a piston, to act upon the water. It may be single-acting or double-acting
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Usage

In literature:

For the same reason I prefer the old draw and lift, and plunger pumps to newer but more complicated water-lifters.
"Getting Gold" by J. C. F. Johnson
The pipe leading to the pump is a suction pipe when the plunger ascends, and a forcing pipe when the plunger descends.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
There are two beams on the same main center, from the outer end of which a double line of bucket and plunger pumps is operated.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
The circulating pumps are vertical, cross compound pumping engines with outside packed plungers.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
One 10 by 6 by 10-in., Worthington, steam, plunger pump.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by George C. Clarke
A push of the plunger, a detonation, and a wait of long moments; it accomplished nothing, and the pumping went on.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
The stomach or its contents has no more to do with seasickness than the water in a pump has with the plunger.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
When you pull up the plunger, you leave an empty space; you shove the air out of the pump or syringe ahead of the plunger.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The air can do this only when the plunger is at work removing air or water and reducing the pressure inside the pump.
"The Story of Great Inventions" by Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Standing the tube on the deck the storekeeper pumped the plunger up and down vigorously.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
Size of pump-plunger used.
"Report of the Hoosac Tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad, by the Joint Standing Committee of 1866." by Tappan Wentworth
Rotative pumping engines of large size have a plunger speed of 90 ft. per minute.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

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