of or relating to air, gases, or wind.
of or relating to pneumatics.
operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air: a pneumatic drill.
filled with or containing compressed air, as a tire.
equipped with pneumatic tires.
Theology. of or relating to the spirit; spiritual.
Zoology. containing air or air cavities.
a pneumatic tire.
a vehicle having wheels with such tires.
- pneu·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pneu·ma·tic·i·ty [noo-muh-tis-i-tee, nyoo-], /ˌnu məˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌnyu-/, noun
- non·pneu·mat·ic, adjective
- non·pneu·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- sem·i·pneu·mat·ic, adjective
- un·pneu·mat·ic, adjective
- un·pneu·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use pneumatic in a sentence
Electric ones move more smoothly than pneumatic models and require just a single press of a button to raise and lower.Best adjustable desks: Stand or sit with double-duty office furniture | PopSci Commerce Team | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
With pneumatic desks, you press down a lever to activate a gas cylinder that causes the desk to go up or down.Best adjustable desks: Stand or sit with double-duty office furniture | PopSci Commerce Team | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
Just as I might prefer a hefty 28-ounce hammer to your trusty 16-ounce one, or holster that big banger for a pneumatic palm nailer in a tight spot, personal preference and lifestyle are important when making a choice.
Random orbital sanders can be corded, cordless, or pneumatic-powered for people with compressors in their wood shops.
This pneumatic-powered orbital sander requires an air compressor, so it might not be great for casual woodworkers.
My current wife has no need for a jealous bone in her pneumatic body.
The pneumatic action used by Willis, Cavaill-Coll and a score of other builders leaves little to be desired.
Many of the pneumatic actions made to-day, however, are disappointing in these particulars.
Undoubtedly the first improvements to be named must be the pneumatic and electro-pneumatic actions.
As before stated, Cavaill-Coll and Willis worked as pioneers in perfecting and in introducing the pneumatic action.
No tubular-pneumatic action is entirely satisfactory when the distance between the keys and the organ is great.
British Dictionary definitions for pneumatic
of or concerned with air, gases, or wind: Compare hydraulic
(of a machine or device) operated by compressed air or by a vacuum: a pneumatic drill; pneumatic brakes
containing compressed air: a pneumatic tyre
of or concerned with pneumatics
of or relating to the soul or spirit
of or relating to the Holy Ghost or other spiritual beings
(of the bones of birds) containing air spaces which reduce their weight as an adaptation to flying
informal (of a woman) well rounded, esp with a large bosom
short for pneumatic tyre
- pneumatically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for pneumatic
Relating to gases, especially air.
Filled with or operated by compressed air. Pneumatic machines often involve the transmission of force through air pressure in pipes or tubes. See also hydraulic.
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