air pump

noun

: a pump for exhausting air from a closed space or for compressing air or forcing it through other apparatus

Examples of air pump in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air pump was in 1653

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“Air pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20pump. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

air pump

noun
: a pump for removing air from a closed space or for compressing air or forcing it through other equipment

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