piston rod

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noun

a rod communicating the rectilinear motion of a piston to the small end of a connecting rod or elsewhere.

Nearby words

  1. pistology,
  2. piston,
  3. piston engine,
  4. piston pin,
  5. piston ring,
  6. piston slap,
  7. piston, walter,
  8. pistou,
  9. pisé,
  10. pisé de terre

Origin of piston rod

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for piston rod

piston rod

noun

the rod that connects the piston of a reciprocating steam engine to the crosshead
a less common name for a connecting rod
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