Definition of Piston ring

1. Noun. Seal consisting of a split metal ring that seals the gap between a piston and the cylinder wall.

Group relationships: Piston, Plunger
Generic synonyms: Seal



Definition of Piston ring

1. Noun. A ring or seal that fits around a piston, sealing between the piston and the bore in which it slides. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piston Ring

pistoles
pistolet
pistolets
pistolier
pistoliers
pistoling
pistolled
pistolling
pistols
pistols at dawn
piston
piston chamber
piston engine
piston engines
piston pulse
piston ring (current term)
piston rings
piston rod
piston rods
pistonlike
pistons
pistou
pistous
pistrinum supper
pit
pit-a-pat
pit-a-pats
pit-adder
pit-eye
pit-run gravel

Literary usage of Piston ring

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1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"It Is important that a piston ring exert equal pressure or tension against the cylinder wall at all points of its circumference and right here is one of the ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"2—A bandy device for testing and fitting the piston rings in cylinder. This device consists of a round block of wood with handle on one end. The piston ring ..."

3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1910)
"A new piston ring should be tried at several points in its groove before putting it over the piston, in order to determine whether it fits sidewise. ..."

4. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"CRANKSHAFT AND CRANKCASE PARTS Constructional Details of Pistons—Piston Forms—Wrist Pin Retention Methods—piston ring Construction—Leak-Proof Ring*—Aluminum ..."

5. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"CHAPTER IV PISTONS, CRANKSHAFT AND CRANKCASE PARTS Constructional Details of Pistons—Piston Forms—Wrist Pin Retention Methods—piston ring ..."

6. The Practice of Lubrication: An Engineering Treatise on the Origin, Nature by Thomas Christian Thomsen (1920)
"Only one piston ring is used, made from sheet brass or phosphor bronze and of "L" shape as illustrated in Fig. 193. On the compression and the explosion ..."

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