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master cylinder

noun
1.
the hydraulic pump of an automotive braking system that contains a cylinder and one or two pistons, is actuated by the brake pedal, and supplies hydraulic fluid under pressure to the brakes at each wheel.
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master cylinder

noun
1.
a large cylinder in a hydraulic system in which the working fluid is compressed by a piston enabling it to drive one or more slave cylinders See also slave cylinder
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master cylinder

noun

The most important part of a system, esp that can start or stop a process: Who's the master cylinder in this operation


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