|1.||operated by pressure transmitted through a pipe by a liquid, such as water or oil|
|2.||of, concerned with, or employing liquids in motion|
|3.||of or concerned with hydraulics|
|4.||hardening under water: hydraulic cement|
|[C17: from Latin hydraulicus of a water organ, from Greek hudraulikos, from hudraulos water organ, from |
|hydraulic (hī-drô'lĭk) Pronunciation Key
A descriptive term for a system operated or moved by a fluid. The hydraulic jack, in which force is transmitted from a handle by means of a heavy oil, is probably the most familiar hydraulic device.