hydraulic

27 ENTRIES FOUND:

hy·drau·lic

adjective \hī-ˈdr-lik\

: operated by the pressure of a fluid

: occurring or used in a hydraulic system

Full Definition of HYDRAULIC

1
:  operated, moved, or effected by means of water
2
a :  of or relating to hydraulics <hydraulic engineer>
b :  of or relating to water or other liquid in motion <hydraulic erosion>
3
:  operated by the resistance offered or the pressure transmitted when a quantity of liquid (as water or oil) is forced through a comparatively small orifice or through a tube <hydraulic brakes>
4
:  hardening or setting under water <hydraulic cement>
hy·drau·li·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of HYDRAULIC

Latin hydraulicus, from Greek hydraulikos, from hydraulis hydraulic organ, from hydr- + aulos reed instrument — more at alveolus
First Known Use: 1661

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hydraulic brake
Previous Word in the Dictionary: hydrauli
All Words Near: hydraulic

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up hydraulic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More