Definitions of piston

  1. United States neoclassical composer (1894-1976) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A small solid cylinder, fitting exactly and moving up and down by, or working against, a fluid, as, in the barrel of a pump, or in an engine cylinder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A short solid cylinder, used in pumps, etc., fitting and moving up and down within another hollow one. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A disk connected with a rod, and fitted to slide in a cylinder, as in a steam - engine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A solid disk fitting tightly into a hollow cylinder, and capable of being driven up or down by pressure from above or below. Piston-rod, the rod attaching the piston to the adjoining machinery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The plunger in a pump or steam-engine; a strong short rod of wood or iron, solid or hollow, with a valve fitted at the bottom, made to fit exactly the barrel of a pump, or the cylinder of a steam-engine, and to work up and down in it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for piston

  1. The cylinder- end cover should be left until the piston rod and piston are made. – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates
  2. He was going to sleep in half a tent, soothed or otherwise by the unflagging piston of that donkey- engine, which had made up its mind to go till further notice. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan