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hydraulic press

noun
1.
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
1850-1855
1850-55
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hydraulic press

noun
1.
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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