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suction pump

a pump for raising water or other fluids by suction, consisting essentially of a vertical cylinder in which a piston works up and down, both the cylinder and the pump having valves that control the flow of the fluid.
Origin of suction pump
1815-25 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for suction pump
  • The inside of the scopes are cleaned with the aid of a suction pump which pulls the cleaning solution through the scope.
  • Recoverable product removal by suction pump through fixed connections.
  • The latter may be equipped with a suction pump as well.
  • In hydrologic terms, a well whose pumping head is too great to permit use of a suction pump.
  • Pump sprayer aerators are equipped with either an impeller suction pump, an impeller lift pump, or a turbine pump.
British Dictionary definitions for suction pump

suction pump

a pump for raising water or other fluid by suction. It usually consists of a cylinder containing a piston fitted with a flap valve
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