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Definition of Hydrostatic press
Hydrostatic press 4. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of
articles; as, a clothes press. --Shak.
5. The act of pressing or thronging forward.
In their throng and press to that last hold. --Shak.
6. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a
press of engagements.
7. A multitude of individuals crowded together; ? crowd of
single things; a throng.
They could not come nigh unto him for the press.
--Mark ii. 4.
Cylinder press, a printing press in which the impression is
produced by a revolving cylinder under which the form
passes; also, one in which the form of type or plates is
curved around a cylinder, instead of resting on a flat
Hydrostatic press. See under Hydrostatic.
Liberty of the press, the free right of publishing books,
pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or
censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous,
seditious, or morally pernicious matters.
Press bed, a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a
press or closet. --Boswell.
Press of sail, (Naut.), as much sail as the state of the
wind will permit. Hydrostatic pressHydrostatic Hy`dro*stat"ic, Hydrostatical Hy`dro*stat"ic*al,
a. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. ? causing to stand: cf. F. hydrostatique.
Of or relating to hydrostatics; pertaining to, or in
accordance with, the principles of the equilibrium of fluids.
The first discovery made in hydrostatics since the time
of Archimedes is due to Stevinus. --Hallam.
Hydrostatic balance, a balance for weighing substances in
water, for the purpose of ascertaining their specific
Hydrostatic bed, a water bed.
Hydrostatic bellows, an apparatus consisting of a
water-tight bellowslike case with a long, upright tube,
into which water may be poured to illustrate the
Hydrostatic paradox, the proposition in hydrostatics that
any quantity of water, however small, may be made to
counterbalance any weight, however great; or the law of
the equality of pressure of fluids in all directions.
Hydrostatic press, a machine in which great force, with
slow motion, is communicated to a large plunger by means
of water forced into the cylinder in which it moves, by a
forcing pump of small diameter, to which the power is
applied, the principle involved being the same as in the
hydrostatic bellows. Also called hydraulic press, and
Bramah press. In the illustration, a is a pump with a
small plunger b, which forces the water into the cylinder
c, thus driving upward the large plunder d, which performs
the reduced work, such as compressing cotton bales, etc.
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