water hammer

  1. the concussion and accompanying noise that result when a volume of water moving in a pipe suddenly stops or loses momentum.

Origin of water hammer

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for water hammer

water hammer

  1. a sharp concussion produced when the flow of water in a pipe is suddenly blocked

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