Origin of piston
Related Words for pistoncylinder, generator, transformer, turbine, tool, appliance, instrument, motor, weapon, diesel, mechanism, piston, apparatus, means, pot, fan, contrivance, agent, dynamo, barrel
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Historical Examples of piston
He employed a cylinder 12 centimeters in diameter fitted with a piston.
If steam is forced into the cylinder the piston will be forced to the opposite end of the cylinder.
It will be seen that a groove, M, is cut around the piston near the top.
The momentum of the flywheel A pushes the piston upward, closing these holes.
This cylinder block is soldered to the piston as shown in Fig. 56.
Word Origin for piston
1704, from French piston, from Middle French piston "large pestle," from Old Italian pistone "a piston," variant of pestone "a pestle," from pestare "to pound," from Late Latin pistare, frequentative of Latin pinsere (past participle pistus) "to pound" (see pestle). As a verb from 1930.