air pump


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Different parts such as the chamber, hose and air pump can be faulty resulting in a defective bed. Deirdre Mundorf, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2021 Instead of actual ice, the piece has a digitally altered photograph of a glacier and the invention, which is attached to an air pump organ resting on its side. Christopher Mosley, Dallas News, 25 Mar. 2021 Partly because of the air pump and partly because of what felt like fuel starvation, this particular Ford was all done before 5000 rpm, and the best times were obtained by shifting at 4700. Car and Driver, 13 Jan. 2023 Where a Twist-O has 26 Xs and 48 hinges, Bertoldi’s creation was an inflatable plastic sphere with 24 dimples and a small nozzle, like the hole used to insert an air pump needle into a basketball. Stephen Ornes, Discover Magazine, 14 Nov. 2020 An air pump for balls and bikes is also available onsite. John Benson, cleveland, 21 Sep. 2022 The most impressive feature here is the Luxury Queen's lightning fast air pump, which goes from flat to inflated in under two minutes. Kurt Spurlock, Men's Health, 16 Dec. 2022 Stomp Rocket gets kids outside and moving, jumping on the air pump that launches the rocket into the sky. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 17 Oct. 2022 This high-profile air mattress is worth the splurge–complete with an air pump, fitted sheet, and storage bag. Erica Reagle, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Air pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

air pump

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

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