air pump


Definition of air pump

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

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Standing 22 feet tall when fully inflated with air pumps, Jeffries’ ballooning piece is the largest artwork he’s ever created. Phillip Valys,, "Giant Inflatable rainbows, yellow submarines, peace signs balloon across South Florida," 30 Aug. 2019 So, while one end of Gold Sprint is outfitted with a work bench, air pump, tools, work stand, etc. Matt Wake |, al, "Huntsville, here’s your next coffee obsession," 19 Aug. 2019 Before the day was over, outreach workers had replaced $600 worth of tents, air mattresses, tarps and air pumps. Los Angeles Times, "After 9 years on L.A.’s streets, Big Mama needed a home. But it wasn’t that easy," 15 Aug. 2019 The Fixes: New bicycle parking, air pumps, bike share fleets, and off-street regional routes are all worthwhile investments. Copenhagenize Design Co., WIRED, "The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet, Ranked," 27 June 2019 The float comes with a powerful electric air pump that inflates the island in less than 10 minutes, according to FUNBOY's website. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "FUNBOY's New Giant Rainbow Cloud Island Seats 6 And Is A Dream Come True," 13 Mar. 2019 It was filled with air using portable vacuum cleaners with reverse flow, and a high-school kid sweating over a manual air pump. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘Baby Trump’ blimp arrives on Vashon Island," 20 Aug. 2018 That turbine spins an air pump that feeds extra air into the engine to make more power. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Moving More With Less: Why Four-Cylinders Are Coming to Full-Size Trucks," 21 June 2018 With a rubber hose attached to an air pump wedged between his teeth, and no other gear aside from a single homemade flipper and a pair of goggles, one of the fishermen sank 30 feet into the water after the bomb went off. Aurora Almendral, New York Times, "In the Philippines, Dynamite Fishing Decimates Entire Ocean Food Chains," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of air pump

1653, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of air pump

: a pump used for removing air from or adding air to something (such as a tire)

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