lift pump


noun

a pump in which a liquid is lifted rather than forced up from below.

Nearby words

  1. lift a finger,
  2. lift a hand against,
  3. lift bolt,
  4. lift bridge,
  5. lift off,
  6. lift the curtain,
  7. lift truck,
  8. lift-drag ratio,
  9. lift-off,
  10. lift-slab

Compare force pump.

Origin of lift pump

First recorded in 1855–60

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for lift pump

lift pump

noun

a pump that raises a fluid to a higher level. It usually consists of a piston and vertical cylinder with flap or ball valves in both piston and cylinder baseCompare force pump
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012