- operated by, moved by, or employing water or other liquids in motion.
- operated by the pressure created by forcing water, oil, or another liquid through a comparatively narrow pipe or orifice.
- of or relating to water or other liquids in motion.
- of or relating to hydraulics.
- hardening under water, as a cement.
Origin of hydraulic
Examples from the Web for hydraulic
Or maybe a book about renting a hydraulic lift and painting the house.Nicholson Baker: How I Write
September 11, 2013
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is still somewhat of a mystery to most of the country.Can You Silence a Child? Inside the Hallowich Case
September 1, 2013
The increase is largely attributed to more drilling and the sharp rise of hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.Increasing Oil Production in the U.S. Sparks Less OPEC Reliance
July 12, 2013
For sure, if hydraulic pressure was low—and the warning light could have been false, they sometimes are—it was prudent to return.
Hydraulic pressure is involved not only in lowering the landing gear but in controlling the airplane.
Regulators, Dynamometers, Pneumatic and Hydraulic machinery.
Most of the mining is done in hydraulic and tunnel claims in deep hills.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell
The first Otis elevators were moved by steam or hydraulic power.The Age of Invention
It is wonderful to see how the bulk of a bale can be reduced by hydraulic pressure.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The hydraulic power of Virginia greatly exceeds that of Pennsylvania.
- operated by pressure transmitted through a pipe by a liquid, such as water or oil
- of, concerned with, or employing liquids in motion
- of or concerned with hydraulics
- hardening under waterhydraulic cement
Word Origin and History for hydraulic
- Operated by the pressure of water or other liquids. Hydraulic systems, such as hydraulic brakes, allow mechanical force to be transferred along curved paths (through pipes or tubes) that would be difficult for solid mechanisms, such as levers or cables, to negotiate efficiently.
- Relating to hydraulics.
- Capable of hardening under water, as cement.
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.