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force pump

a pump that delivers a liquid under pressure, so as to eject it forcibly.
Compare lift pump.
Origin of force pump
First recorded in 1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As it is a one-man job, it should be a force pump with a gasoline engine.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • The water was lifted up into the tank by a windmill and force pump.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • What is the stream, and what is the force pump that forces the stream on?

  • Close by, was the faucet in the main pipe fed by the force pump.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • The water is brought up to the surface by a force pump, is perfectly transparent, with a slight calcareous taste.

    Itinerary through Corsica

    Charles Bertram Black
  • There's a big well a hundred feet deep in the stable-yard, and a force pump, which takes two men to work.

  • The day the hogsheads were marshaled and connected and the force pump sent its first stream into them was a great occasion.

    Exit Betty

    Grace Livingston Hill
  • When the anchor was up, and they were standing out to sea, the mate undertook to awake the cowboy with a force pump.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • I can soon tell whether a force pump is efficient; I may for some time pause before I estimate a picture or a lyric poem.

    Expository Writing Mervin James Curl
  • To sink water was admitted, which gathered in the lower part of the boat, while to rise again this was expelled by a force pump.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
British Dictionary definitions for force pump

force pump

a pump that ejects fluid under pressure Compare lift pump
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