- 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.
Origin of hydraulic
Examples from the Web for hydraulically
Historical Examples of hydraulically
It is hydraulically operated and can be moved in any desired direction.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
With the motors retracted it was next to impossible to get to them, past their hydraulically operated booms and actuators.Tight Squeeze
Dean Charles Ing
In these establishments, hydraulically worked from the river, cloths of cheap character for native clothing are made.Spanish America, Its Romance, Reality and Future, Vol. 1
Charles Reginald Enock
The platforms at either end are hydraulically raised or lowered, according to the state of the tide, to the level of the ferry.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water
Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
- 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 waterhydraulic cement
Word Origin 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.
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.