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.

Origin of piston rod

First recorded in 1780–90
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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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