single-acting


single-acting

single-acting [sing-guh l-ak-ting] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective (of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.) having pistons accomplishing work only in one direction.Compare double-acting(def 1). Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of single-acting First recorded in 1815–25 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for single-acting Historical Examples of single-acting

  • By single-acting is meant that the air cylinders compress their respective volumes of air once every revolution.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

    Various

  • This differs from the one just described chiefly in that it is single-acting, while the other is double-acting.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

    Various

  • The double-acting engine, unlike the single-acting pumping engine, required a piston rod that would push as well as pull.

    Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt

    Eugene S. Ferguson

  • A chain from the piston-rod to the arch head, as described in the single-acting engine, would fail to transmit this force.

    The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated (Seventh Edition)

    Dionysius Lardner

  • The piston will, therefore, be pressed downwards by the action of the steam above it, as in the single-acting engine.

    The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated (Seventh Edition)

    Dionysius Lardner

  • British Dictionary definitions for single-acting 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) Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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