Definition of Donkey pump

1. Noun. A supplementary pump available if needed.

Exact synonyms: Auxiliary Pump
Generic synonyms: Pump



Definition of Donkey pump

1. Noun. A pump, in the form of a nodding donkey, for pumping water ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donkey Pump

donkey's years
donkey-keepers
donkey-punch
donkey-punched
donkey-punches
donkey-punching
donkey bid
donkey boiler
donkey cart
donkey ears
donkey engine
donkey jacket
donkey keepers
donkey pump (current term)
donkey punched
donkey punches
donkey punching
donkey vote
donkey voter
donkey voters
donkey votes
donkey work
donkeycock
donkeycocks
donkeyman

Literary usage of Donkey pump

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1. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1917)
"The donkey pump connects to the same system of piping as the bilge pumps, so that both may do the same work together or separately. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Insurance, Fire, Life, Accident, Marine: Fire, Life by George Richards (1892)
"A pipe led from the donkey-pump to the boilers, and at its junction with one of the boilers there was a check valve, capable of being opened or closed by a ..."

3. Oil Fuel: Its Supply, Composition, and Application by Sydney H. North (1905)
"On its way from the oil tanks to the donkey pump, and from there to the nozzles in-the furnace fronts, the oil is heated and filtered by an arrangement as ..."

4. A Text-book on Steam and Steam Engines: Specially Arranged for the Use of by Andrew Jamieson (1897)
"donkey pump.—A double-acting steam donkey pump to be fitted with 8 in. cylinder, ... A branch pipe between this discharge and donkey pump discharge to deck, ..."

5. Engineering Facts and Figures by Andrew Betts Brown (1869)
"Wilson's donkey pump an exhibited at Havre.—Messrs. Alexander Wilson & Co. of Vauxhall Iron Works, Wandsworth Koad, London, exhibited several forms of ..."

6. A Text-book on Steam and Steam Engines: Specially Arranged for the Use of by Andrew Jamieson (1895)
"donkey pump.—A double-acting steam donkey pump to be fitted with 8 in. cylinder, 10 in. stroke, and having connecting-rod, crank shaft, and fly-wheel. ..."

7. The Mechanical Engineering of Power Plants by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1897)
"The fly-wheel pump is a form of donkey-pump which has been much used for boiler- feeding. It is a steam-engine with all the usual mechanism, ..."

8. Aid Book to Engineering Enterprise by Ewing Matheson (1898)
"This name donkey-pump has been given probably only because of the secondary or ... A donkey-pump for feeding the boiler of a 10 horse-power engine will cost ..."

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