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[poo sh-rod] /ˈpʊʃˌrɒd/
noun, Automotive.
a rod in an overhead-valve engine that is part of the linkage used to open and close the valves.
Origin of pushrod
1905-10; push + rod Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Following the pushrod stroke measurements, the wheels were removed and the inside diameters of all the drums were measured.
  • The pushrod travel on all chambers checked were within maximum allowable limits.
  • In a pushrod engine, the short block contains the cam.
British Dictionary definitions for pushrod


a metal rod transmitting the reciprocating motion that operates the valves of an internal-combustion engine having the camshaft in the crankcase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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