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piston rod

a rod communicating the rectilinear motion of a piston to the small end of a connecting rod or elsewhere.
Origin of piston rod
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for piston rod
  • The piston rod of the fluid knee control unit was connected at the bottom of the yoke.
  • Position the piston rod precisely under the loading device.
  • The actuators are similar to a large hydraulic cylinder with a piston and piston rod.
  • The piston is attached to a piston rod that connects to the crosshead that moves axially with the piston.
  • There is no piston rod or main bearing, and all pressure on the crank is power producing.
  • The piston rod shall connect to the gate leaf through a bolted connection which shall permit adjustment of closing position.
British Dictionary definitions for piston rod

piston rod

the rod that connects the piston of a reciprocating steam engine to the crosshead
a less common name for a connecting rod
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