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pushrod

or push rod

[ poosh-rod ]
/ ˈpʊʃˌrɒd /
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noun Automotive.
a rod in an overhead-valve engine that is part of the linkage used to open and close the valves.
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Origin of pushrod

First recorded in 1905–10; push + rod
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British Dictionary definitions for pushrod

pushrod
/ (ˈpʊʃˌrɒd) /

noun
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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