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piston rod

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

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples of piston rod

  • His gun had come to his shoulder like the piston-rod of an engine.

    The Double Four

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Close the extractor around the piston-rod and insert the locking-pin.

    The Gunner's Examiner

    Harold E. Cloke

  • The main links connecting the piston-rod f with the end of the beam.

  • But that's only when the man at the head keeps his finger on the piston-rod.

  • The motion of the piston-rod backwards and forwards turns such a winch.

British Dictionary definitions for piston rod

piston rod

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