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lift pump

a pump in which a liquid is lifted rather than forced up from below.
Compare force pump.
Origin of lift pump
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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lift pump

a pump that raises a fluid to a higher level. It usually consists of a piston and vertical cylinder with flap or ball valves in both piston and cylinder base Compare force pump
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