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single-acting

[sing-guh l-ak-ting] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈæk tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.) having pistons accomplishing work only in one direction.
Compare double-acting (def 1).
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for singleacting

single-acting

adjective
1.
(of a reciprocating engine or pump) having a piston or pistons that are pressurized on one side only Compare double-acting (sense 1)
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