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hydraulic press

noun

  1. a machine permitting a small force applied to a small piston to produce, through fluid pressure, a large force on a large piston.


hydraulic press

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydraulic press1

First recorded in 1850–55

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Example Sentences

At Sunderland, the bridge is first lifted by a hydraulic press so as to clear the roadway behind, and is then rolled back.

His whole frame had sensations as if pressed to its utmost tension by some expanding power, as by some great hydraulic press.

The pieces thus acquire a certain amount of finish which is, however, not comparable with that produced in the hydraulic press.

A type of the hydraulic press is presented by the chest cavity and the larynx, considered as one apparatus.

The kernel is then put through a hydraulic press, which squeezes the cotton-seed oil from it and leaves the “meal.”

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