Definition of Water hammer

1. Noun. The banging sound of steam in pipes.

Generic synonyms: Bam, Bang, Blast, Clap, Eruption

Definition of Water hammer

1. Noun. A surge of pressure in a pipe carrying a fluid; especially the banging sound in a steam or hot water pipe caused by bubbles of air, or by an abrupt alteration of the flow. ¹

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Medical Definition of Water hammer

1. 1. A vessel partly filled with water, exhausted of air, and hermetically sealed. When reversed or shaken, the water being unimpeded by air, strikes the sides in solid mass with a sound like that of a hammer. 2. A concussion, or blow, made by water in striking, as against the sides of a pipe or vessel containing it. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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