elec·​tro·​hy·​drau·​lic i-ˌlek-trō-hī-ˈdrȯ-lik How to pronounce electrohydraulic (audio)
: of or relating to a combination of electric and hydraulic mechanisms
: involving or produced by the action of very brief but powerful pulse discharges of electricity under a liquid resulting in the generation of shock waves and highly reactive chemical species
an electrohydraulic effect

Examples of electrohydraulic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is biased entirely to rear-wheel drive but can send torque to the front wheels (up to 100 percent, should conditions demand it) via an electrohydraulic multiple clutch. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 6 Mar. 2018 The 4Motion system uses an electrohydraulic clutch pack to engage the compact all-wheel-drive coupling, which is situated neatly in the rear differential housing. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 1 Mar. 2018 With the carbon-fiber wheels fitted, the steering is very light on-center, and feedback from the otherwise perfectly weighted electrohydraulic steering is amplified. Marc Urbano, Car and Driver, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of electrohydraulic was in 1889

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“Electrohydraulic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrohydraulic. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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