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single-acting

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/ ˈsɪŋ gəlˈæk tɪŋ /
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adjective
(of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.) having pistons accomplishing work only in one direction.Compare double-acting (def. 1).
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Origin of single-acting

First recorded in 1815–25
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single-acting

adjective
(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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