air pump

noun

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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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 Nearby a woman used an old credit card to apply a tiny drop of 502 Super Glue to a break in a fossil, then went back to work with a needlelike pick in one hand and an air pump in the other. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Who Needs Jurassic Park When We Have Liaoning, China," 21 Apr. 2018 Nearby a woman used an old credit card to apply a tiny drop of 502 Super Glue to a break in a fossil, then went back to work with a needlelike pick in one hand and an air pump in the other. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Who Needs Jurassic Park When We Have Liaoning, China," 21 Apr. 2018 Nearby a woman used an old credit card to apply a tiny drop of 502 Super Glue to a break in a fossil, then went back to work with a needlelike pick in one hand and an air pump in the other. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Who Needs Jurassic Park When We Have Liaoning, China," 21 Apr. 2018 The accessory belts that run your air conditioning compressor, power steering system, alternator, air pump, and water pump will also need replacing. Matt Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Resurrect a Sleeping Car," 7 Feb. 2018 Nearby a woman used an old credit card to apply a tiny drop of 502 Super Glue to a break in a fossil, then went back to work with a needlelike pick in one hand and an air pump in the other. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Who Needs Jurassic Park When We Have Liaoning, China," 21 Apr. 2018 That will allow salvage crews to gradually lift the ship one deck at a time, as water is pumped out and compressed air pumped in to some 30 sponsons attached to its side. Barbara Peterson, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How the Costa Concordia is Emerging from the Sea," 14 July 2014

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1653, in the meaning defined above

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air pump

noun

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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