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walking beam

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noun Machinery.
an overhead oscillating lever, pivoted at the middle, for transmitting force from a vertical connecting rod below one end to a vertical connecting rod, pump rod, etc., below the other end.
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Origin of walking beam

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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