a pump in which a liquid is lifted rather than forced up from below.
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Origin of lift pump
First recorded in 1855–60
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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
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