He led the way to the study, and opened the closet where he kept spirit-stand and a syphon.
At the breaking of the syphon, enough water is left in the trap to preserve the seal.
syphon, much like that represented in the fourth Figure of the 37.
Yvonne rose as a maid entered with a tray bearing decanter and syphon.
A sufficient supply of whisky and a syphon of soda-water were set before them.
I was only in the room just time enough to place the syphon on the table and withdraw.
The syphon is of course first filled with water, and as that is displaced, the oil of vitriol takes its place.
This phenomenon is explained on the principle of the syphon.
I had already poured half the syphon of soda and a fair quantity of the whiskey out of the window.
The waiter presently hobbled up with the syphon and third glass.
late 14c., from Latin sipho (genitive siphonis) "a siphon," from Greek siphon "pipe, tube for drawing wine from a cask," of unknown origin. Related: Siphonal.
1859, from siphon (n.). Figurative sense of "to draw off, divert" is recorded from 1940. Related: Siphoned; siphoning.
siphon si·phon (sī'fən)
A tube bent into an inverted U shape of unequal lengths, used to remove fluid by means of atmospheric pressure from a cavity or reservoir at one end of the tube over a barrier and out the other end. v. si·phoned, si·phon·ing, si·phons
To draw off or convey through a siphon.
To pass through a siphon.