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noun

a pump for raising water or other fluids by suction, consisting essentially of a vertical cylinder in which a piston works up and down, both the cylinder and the pump having valves that control the flow of the fluid.

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Origin of suction pump

First recorded in 1815–25
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suction pump

noun

a pump for raising water or other fluid by suction. It usually consists of a cylinder containing a piston fitted with a flap valve
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