Definition of Dashpot

1. n. A pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a steam engine, to prevent shock.



Definition of Dashpot

1. Noun. A mechanical damping device consisting of a piston that moves through a viscous fluid (usually oil); used, in conjunction with a spring, in shock absorbers ¹

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Definition of Dashpot

1. a shock absorber [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dashpot

dasher
dashers
dashes
dashi
dashier
dashiest
dashiki
dashikis
dashing
dashing hopes
dashingly
dashingness
dashis
dashism
dashkovaite
dashpot (current term)
dashpots
dasht
dashy
dasing
dasn't
dast
dastard
dastard(a)
dastardies

Literary usage of Dashpot

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1. Valves and Valve-gearing: A Practical Text-book for the Use of Engineers by Charles Hurst (1907)
"dashpot Springs.—The strength of dashpot springs is a subject on which engineers differ considerably, and, indeed, the question is one of individual ..."

2. Steam Engine Troubles, a Practical Treatise for the Engineer, Telling how to by Hugo Hamkens (1919)
"Spring dashpot. AN engineer can often perceive by the sound of the dashpots ... It represents the original vacuum dashpot, the object of which is to create ..."

3. Electric Arc Lamps: Their Principles, Construction and Working by J. Zeidler, Joseph Lustgarten (1908)
"The dashpot.—The air dashpot consists almost invariably of a brass ... With the delay which the dashpot causes in the separation of the carbons after ..."

4. Electric Arc Lamps: Their Principles, Construction and Working by J. Zeidler, Joseph Lustgarten (1908)
"The dashpot.—The air dashpot consists almost invariably of a brass ... With the delay which the dashpot causes in the separation of the carbons after ..."

5. Hydro-electric Power by Lamar Lyndon (1916)
"The dashpot piston rod (77) is connected through a bell crank and lever ... Therefore, motion of the relay valve moves the piston in the dashpot positively. ..."

6. Valves and Valve Gear Mechanisms by William Ernest Dalby (1906)
"dashpot and spring. When valves of the double beat kind are used for the admission or exhaust valves of a steam engine they are usually operated by trip ..."

7. Valve Setting: Simple Methods of Setting the Plain Slide Valve, Meyer Cut by Hubert Edwin Collins (1908)
"Reverse the extreme position of the eccentric and adjust (lie trip rod C as described for B. Set the length of the dashpot rods so that when the swing plate ..."

8. Valves and Valve Gears by Franklin De Ronde Furman (1915)
"By trial-and-error find the lengths of the valve arm BX (it is to be noted that the exhaust valve is never closed by a dashpot, and that it remains under ..."

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