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.

Nearby words

  1. direct tax,
  2. direct transfusion,
  3. direct vision,
  4. direct-access,
  5. direct-access storage device,
  6. direct-dial,
  7. direct-examine,
  8. direct-grant school,
  9. direct-mail shot,
  10. direct-mailer

Origin of direct-acting

First recorded in 1855–60

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