[ dash-pot ]
/ ˈdæʃˌpɒt /
a device for cushioning, damping, or reversing the motion of a piece of machinery, consisting of a cylinder in which a piston operates to create a pressure or vacuum on an enclosed gas or to force a fluid in or out of the chamber through narrow openings.
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Example sentences from the Web for dashpot
The seating of the main admission valve is cushioned by the dashpot, the piston of which is shown in section at G (Fig. 51).Steam Turbines|Hubert E. Collins
British Dictionary definitions for dashpot
/ (ˈdæʃˌpɒt) /
a device for damping vibrations; the vibrating part is attached to a piston moving in a liquid-filled cylinder
Word Origin for dashpot
C20: from dash 1 + pot 1
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