- a machine permitting a small force applied to a small piston to produce, through fluid pressure, a large force on a large piston.
Origin of hydraulic press
First recorded in 1850–55
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- a press that utilizes liquid pressure to enable a small force applied to a small piston to produce a large force on a larger piston. The small piston moves through a proportionately greater distance than the larger