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hydraulic press

a machine permitting a small force applied to a small piston to produce, through fluid pressure, a large force on a large piston.
Origin of hydraulic press
1850-55 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hydraulic press
  • Billets are heated and forced through dies using hydraulic presses sited over pits to capture the oily hydraulic press leakage.
  • The output of a hydraulic press is lower, since the movement of the cylinder is slower compared to mechanical processes.
British Dictionary definitions for hydraulic press

hydraulic press

a press that utilizes liquid pressure to enable a small force applied to a small piston to produce a large force on a larger piston. The small piston moves through a proportionately greater distance than the larger
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