operated by, moved by, or employing water or other liquids in motion.
operated by the pressure created by forcing water, oil, or another liquid through a comparatively narrow pipe or orifice.
of or relating to water or other liquids in motion.
of or relating to hydraulics.
hardening under water, as a cement.
- hy·drau·li·cal·ly, adverb
- non·hy·drau·lic, adjective
- un·hy·drau·lic, adjective
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How to use hydraulic in a sentence
Plus, if space is limited, this treadmill can be easily folded with the hydraulic-assisted lift, which reduces the weight of the deck when being raised and lowered.Bring the fun into your home with the best home workout equipment | Alexandra Berry | August 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
But, if you have the benefit of splitting wood with a hydraulic log splitter, you can do it at whatever stage you choose.These are the best log splitters to chop time and energy off splitting firewood | Irena Collaku | June 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
It takes about 14 seconds for a hydraulic piston to drive the log into a fixed wedge and return to the ready position.These are the best log splitters to chop time and energy off splitting firewood | Irena Collaku | June 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
Before the sensors came into use, the hydraulic models that administrators like Gilot used had to assume uniform rainfall across the whole city.One city’s fight to solve its sewage problem with sensors | Andrew Zaleski | April 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
We were to limb the crowns of fallen trees, cut the trunks into manageable rounds, and then schlep these to hydraulic wood-splitting machines, where a crew member would crank out triangular wedges.
New York blinks in the face of uncertainty and bans hydraulic fracturing.
Or maybe a book about renting a hydraulic lift and painting the house.
hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is still somewhat of a mystery to most of the country.Can You Silence a Child? Inside the Hallowich Case | Caitlin Dickson | September 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The title poem rushes forward with a gorgeous hydraulic motion, as if Proust had been sped up and turned into a Town Car.Wayne Koestenbaum’s Book Bag: The Best of the ’80s | Wayne Koestenbaum | August 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The increase is largely attributed to more drilling and the sharp rise of hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.Increasing Oil Production in the U.S. Sparks Less OPEC Reliance | Miranda Green | July 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pressed bricks, moulded under hydraulic pressure, and much used for facing work.
It has been proved by hydraulic tests that good bricklayers' work can be executed at the latter minimum.
Grey stone lime is feebly hydraulic, and makes a good mortar for ordinary work.
At Sunderland, the bridge is first lifted by a hydraulic press so as to clear the roadway behind, and is then rolled back.
The bridge is worked by hydraulic power, an accumulator with a load of 34 tons supplying pressure water at 630 lb per sq. in.
British Dictionary definitions for hydraulic
operated by pressure transmitted through a pipe by a liquid, such as water or oil
of, concerned with, or employing liquids in motion
of or concerned with hydraulics
hardening under water: hydraulic cement
- hydraulically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for hydraulic
Operated by the pressure of water or other liquids. Hydraulic systems, such as hydraulic brakes, allow mechanical force to be transferred along curved paths (through pipes or tubes) that would be difficult for solid mechanisms, such as levers or cables, to negotiate efficiently.
Relating to hydraulics.
Capable of hardening under water, as cement.
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Cultural definitions for hydraulic
A descriptive term for a system operated or moved by a fluid. The hydraulic jack, in which force is transmitted from a handle by means of a heavy oil, is probably the most familiar hydraulic device.
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