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

Examples of air pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Management at the 7/11, 8600 E. Ogden Ave., reported that sometime before 2:29 August 17, someone had stolen $400 from the coin tray of the air pump machine. Hank Beckman,, 23 Aug. 2021 This is how Air Brewing came about — a different brewing method which uses an air pump to brew coffee — up until now, all coffee makers had a water pump and a more simple brewing principle. John Greathouse, Forbes, 22 May 2021 Video released by the Montgomery County Department of Police shows a female driver park her car at approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 16 beside an air pump at a gas station located in the 8600 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 28 June 2021 The driver, who stopped to vacuum out her vehicle, is seen getting out of her car and going around to the passenger side to insert her money into the air pump machine. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 28 June 2021 The best way to get your fish some quality air is through an aquarium air pump. Tim Kohut, BGR, 23 June 2021 Having your vehicle’s low tire pressure warning go off means a search for a service station that has an air pump. Brad Moon, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Folded from either cardboard or corrugated plastic sheets, the pieces snap into place with pressure from an air pump, and hold their own without it. Max G. Levy, Wired, 27 Apr. 2021 Attach the air pump, placed just outside the reservoir, to the air stone, placed inside. Angela Watson,, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of air pump

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air pump was in 1653

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3 Sep 2021

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“Air pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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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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