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In the experiments, a piston repeatedly compressed 460 bamboo rods scattered inside a cylinder.

To that end, scientists have developed nanoscale versions of many machine parts, such as motors, pistons, pumps, wrenches, and propellers.

The piston is responsible for compressing air and fuel to be ignited, and is both balanced and timed by the crankshaft.

Froghoppers produce suction power with a pumplike structure in their heads, where muscles pull on a membrane to generate negative pressures, akin to a piston.

A steam engine is a device that transforms energy of one sort into energy of a different sort, and it can perform useful tasks, such as moving a piston, without ever violating that principle of conservation of energy.

It is a very simple plan, and will be perfectly tight; it is by restoring an equilibrium on both sides of the piston.

The water-piston is 10 inches in diameter, drawing and forcing 35 feet perpendicular, equal beam.

When she had finished her up-stroke the steam passed from under the pole on to the top of the piston in the cylinder.

Then he came down from London and found that the piston of his engine was half an inch smaller in diameter than the cylinder.

The steam in ordinary working was shut off when the piston had moved from an eighth to a quarter of its stroke.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to piston, such as: appliance, diesel, generator, instrument, motor, and power plant.

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