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direct-acting

[dih-rekt-ak-ting, dahy-] /dɪˈrɛktˌæk tɪŋ, daɪ-/
adjective
1.
(of a steam pump) having the steam pistons connected directly to the pump pistons without a crankshaft or flywheel.
Origin of direct-acting
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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