Definition of piston. Meaning of piston. Synonyms of piston

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Definition of piston

Piston Pis"ton, n. [F. piston; cf. It. pistone piston, also pestone a large pestle; all fr. L. pinsere, pistum, to pound, to stamp. See Pestle, Pistil.] (Mach.) A sliding piece which either is moved by, or moves against, fluid pressure. It usually consists of a short cylinder fitting within a cylindrical vessel along which it moves, back and forth. It is used in steam engines to receive motion from the steam, and in pumps to transmit motion to a fluid; also for other purposes. Piston head (Steam Eng.), that part of a piston which is made fast to the piston rod. Piston rod, a rod by which a piston is moved, or by which it communicates motion. Piston valve (Steam Eng.), a slide valve, consisting of a piston, or connected pistons, working in a cylindrical case which is provided with ports that are traversed by the valve.

Meaning of piston from wikipedia

- for other uses, see piston (disambiguation). a piston is a component of reciprocating engines, reciprocating pumps, gas compressors and pneumatic
- for other applications of piston valves, see piston valve. piston valves are one form of valve used to control the flow of steam within a steam engine
- a reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is a heat engine (usually, although there are also pneumatic and hydraulic reciprocating engines)
- a piston is an engineering component of engines and pumps. piston (s) may also refer to: piston (optics) piston valve fire piston, an ancient device for
- a piston pump is a type of positive displacement pump where the high-pressure seal reciprocates with the piston. piston pumps can be used to move liquids
- flat engine. an opposed-piston engine is a reciprocating internal combustion engine in which each cylinder has a piston at both ends, and no cylinder
- combustion engines (piston within cylinder), see poppet valve § internal combustion engine. for piston valves on steam locomotives, see piston valve (steam engine)
- a free-piston engine is a linear, 'crankless' internal combustion engine, in which the piston motion is not controlled by a crankshaft but determined by