Definition of Sump pump

1. Noun. A suction pump for removing liquid from a sump.

Generic synonyms: Suction Pump



Definition of Sump pump

1. Noun. a pump used for the removal of liquid from a sump or sump pit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Sump pump

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... H. One of the planks fixed as a temporary bottom or floor of a sump-shaft, covering the sump. sump-pump (sump'pump), H. In mining, a pump placed in the ..."

2. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International by Building Research Advisory Board Staff, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1973)
"In each tank beneath the showers there is a sump pump to transfer the ... Access to the sump pump is through a gasketed inspection port in the top surface ..."

3. Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces: A Summary of Surveillance Findings and edited by Thomas R. Bender (1996)
"The director had entered the 18-foot-deep manhole to instruct one of the life guards on how to switch from one sump pump to another. ..."

4. Union Engineering Handbook: Pumping Machinery, Air Compressors, Condensers by Earl P. Ordway, Union Steam Pump Company (1921)
"Single sump pump. Fig. 197. Duplex sump pump. Union Vertical sump pumps Single and Duplex. **This pump is not suitable for handling soil. ..."

5. Papers and Transactions by Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"The sump pump also has a branch suction leading to the suction well, ... The sump pump is utilized to handle this water into the hot well tanks, ..."

6. Annual Report of the Isthmian Canal Commission by Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.), United States President (1901-1909 : Roosevelt), Canal Zone Governor (1914)
"All chain-fender sump-pump motors have been received, the installation being limited by the work in the chain-fender pits, the work being 40 per cent ..."

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