or push rod
[ poosh-rod ]
/ ˈpʊʃˌrɒd /
a rod in an overhead-valve engine that is part of the linkage used to open and close the valves.
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The hinged cam follower was omitted and the pushrod bore directly on the cam through a roller in its end.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design|Leonard S. Hobbs.
British Dictionary definitions for pushrod
/ (ˈpʊʃˌrɒd) /
a metal rod transmitting the reciprocating motion that operates the valves of an internal-combustion engine having the camshaft in the crankcase
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