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force pump

  1. a pump that delivers a liquid under pressure, so as to eject it forcibly.
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Compare lift pump.

Origin of force pump

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for force pump

Historical Examples

  • If they are produced as by a force-pump, they are an insult.

    If Winter Don't

    Barry Pain

  • This elasticity performs the function of the air-chamber of the force-pump.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • Now the piston in the force-pump is about one inch in diameter.

  • There was only the sound of the force-pump and the swallowing of the Eddy.

    Romany of the Snows

    Gilbert Parker

  • I spray with London purple, using a force-pump, and think I have reduced the codling-moth.

    The Apple


British Dictionary definitions for force pump

force pump

  1. a pump that ejects fluid under pressureCompare lift pump
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