hydrostatic head

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hydrostatic head the pressure at a given point in a liquid measured in terms of the vertical height of a column of the liquid needed to produce the same pressure
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

The air pressure in the working chamber was usually much less than the hydrostatic head outside the caisson.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
***

In news:

Modern coatings can make tents so waterproof that they can withstand a hydrostatic head of over 39 inches.
***