single-acting

[sing-guh l-ak-ting]

Origin of single-acting

First recorded in 1815–25
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single-acting

adjective
  1. (of a reciprocating engine or pump) having a piston or pistons that are pressurized on one side onlyCompare double-acting (def. 1)
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