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direct-acting

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

First recorded in 1855–60
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