a pump in which a liquid is lifted rather than forced up from below.
- Compare force pump.
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How to use lift pump in a sentence
Bucket and Plunger Pumps consist of a lift pump bucket combined with a plunger of half its area.
This differs but little from the ordinary lift pump, as a reference to Figure 134 will show.General Science | Bertha M. Clark
When the cylinder becomes filled with water, this is lifted out on the up-stroke, whence its name, "lift pump."Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
This foundry also manufactures a pump, well known to be the best forcing and lift pump in existence.
The plunger was enlarged from eight to ten inches, and a third lift pump was added.
British Dictionary definitions for lift pump
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 base: Compare force pump
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