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force pump

noun
1.
a pump that delivers a liquid under pressure, so as to eject it forcibly.
Compare lift pump.
Origin of force pump
1650-1660
1650-60
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  • Paul, with a pocket-knife and a number of bits of wood on the table before him, was making a model of a force-pump.

    Little Peter Lucas Malet
  • If they are produced as by a force-pump, they are an insult.

    If Winter Don't Barry Pain
  • Now the piston in the force-pump is about one inch in diameter.

  • This elasticity performs the function of the air-chamber of the force-pump.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • As the wells were less than thirty feet deep, a force-pump would not be needed to lift the water to the earth-level.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • I spray with London purple, using a force-pump, and think I have reduced the codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • I fell with such force as to eject from me, as from a force-pump, the water I had swallowed.

  • Divers could sit inside, and fresh air was supplied by a force-pump.

    Lord Dolphin Harriet A. Cheever
  • Your heart is a sort of force-pump, and every time it beats it forces the blood all over you.

    The Big Brother George Cary Eggleston
  • The element of natural growth is pushed to one side and the hothouse and the force-pump are substituted.

    The Majesty of Calmness William George Jordan
British Dictionary definitions for force-pump

force pump

noun
1.
a pump that ejects fluid under pressure Compare lift pump
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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