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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
- 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
- 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
- a piston ring is a split ring that fits into a groove on the outer diameter of a piston in a reciprocating engine such as an internal combustion engine
- 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
- walter hamor piston jr, (january 20, 1894 – november 12, 1976), was an american composer of cl****ical music, music theorist, and professor of music at
- in a piston engine, a piston rod joins a piston to the crosshead and thus to the connecting rod that drives the crankshaft or (for steam locomotives) the
- 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