Definition of Pistons

1. Noun. (plural of piston) ¹

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Definition of Pistons

1. piston [n] - See also: piston

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pistons

pistols at dawn
piston chamber
piston engine
piston engines
piston pulse
piston ring
piston rings
piston rod
piston rods
pistons (current term)
pistrinum supper
pit-run gravel
pit adder
pit adders

Literary usage of Pistons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The principle, therefore, of the employment of ventils or pistons is the same as ... For instance, a trombone is provided with three pistons, and without ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"If pistons are fit very close to cylinder it will run very quiet but may heat and ... If pistons are fit moderately loose, they may "slap" until heated up, ..."

3. Organ Registration: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Distinctive Quality of by Everett Ellsworth Truette (1919)
"Double-acting" pedals or pistons give the specific combination of stops by ... Movable" combination pedals or pistons move the draw-stops and in modern ..."

4. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"Water pistons and Plungers. — In cold-water pumps the water pistons are ... Types of Water pistons. follower F is forced up by the nut B and locked by nut ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"W. VIRDIN, of Maryland, has recently devised some improvements in the steam engine, which relate to the employment within the same cylinder of two pistons, ..."

6. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"COR A pistons, OR CHROMATIC HORN. If we suppose the ordinary horn to have many crooks ... A cor a pistons in Tf (the key most used) can produce with equal ..."

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