push-rod

pushrod

[poosh-rod]
noun Automotive.
a rod in an overhead-valve engine that is part of the linkage used to open and close the valves.
Also, push rod.


Origin:
1905–10; push + rod

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pushrod (ˈpʊʃˌrɒd)
 
n
a metal rod transmitting the reciprocating motion that operates the valves of an internal-combustion engine having the camshaft in the crankcase

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