It is customary in European marine engines to limit the speed of the piston to about two hundred and twenty feet per minute.
If steam is forced into the cylinder the piston will be forced to the opposite end of the cylinder.
When the piston reached the bottom of the cylinder the valve d was opened and the piston again ascended.
A flywheel keeps an engine going between the strokes of the piston.
The rod which drives the piston passes through the trunk, and connects to a single eye at the bottom of the trunk.
The diameter of piston is four inches and the length of stroke is six inches.
That part of a steam-engine in which the steam is utilized to drive the piston.
He depressed the piston, pumping the antidote into her bloodstream.
The cylinder-end cover should be left until the piston-rod and piston are made.
I applied it to his mouth, drew up the piston, and then ejected the air, and re-applied it.
1704, from French piston, from Middle French piston "large pestle," from Old Italian pistone "a piston," variant of pestone "a pestle," from pestare "to pound," from Late Latin pistare, frequentative of Latin pinsere (past participle pistus) "to pound" (see pestle). As a verb from 1930.