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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases the velocity of the fluid by the use of impellers; this velocity...

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pump

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 38 words.

all hands to the pumps: see hand.

prime the pump: see prime.

pump iron exercise with weights. informal

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pump

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 11 words.

n. a pump-action shotgun.

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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

(in cell biology) any transmembrane protein that drives the active transport of ions and small molecules across the lipid bilayer. See also hydrogen‐ion pump, sodium pump.

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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. a pump-action shotgun.

v.

shoot (bullets) into a target.

n. a pump-action shotgun.

v.

shoot (bullets) into a target.

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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases the velocity of the fluid by the use of impellers; this velocity...

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pump

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 71 words.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases the velocity of the fluid by the use of impellers; this velocity...

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pumpability

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 23 words.

The ease with which a mix of a material, such as concrete or plaster, can be pumped from one place

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pump

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 71 words.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases

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pumps

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 233 words.

mechanical devices for pumping, moving liquids such as wine and suspensions of solids such as grape juice from one

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pumps

Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 136 words.

mechanical devices for pumping, moving liquids such as wine and suspensions of solids such as grape juice from one

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pump

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 55 words.

Device for raising, compressing, propelling or transferring fluids. The lift pump, for raising water from a well, and the bicycle

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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

An essential piece of mechanism on board ship, used for emptying the bilges of any water which may have collected in them. Three types of pumps were fitted in the old sailing vessels to...

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pumpion <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈpɤmpɪǝn

sp pumpion1

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hydraulic pump

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 24 words.

A machine, such as a gear pump, peristaltic pump, screw pump, swashplate pump, or vane pump, designed

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rotary pump

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 33 words.

A positive-displacement pump that pumps a liquid by rotation of internal components, such as a gear pump, lobe pump

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induction pump

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 9 words.

A pump driven by an induction motor.

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displacement pump

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 22 words.

A pump that draws fluid in then pushes it out, such as a *lift-and-force pump, reciprocating pump, or

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pump gun

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A pump-action rifle with a tubular magazine.

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booster pump

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 11 words.

A pump that increases the pressure within a pipeline.

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plunger pump

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 9 words.

A piston pump designed for high-pressure applications.

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