force pump


Definition of force pump

: a pump with a solid piston for drawing and forcing through valves a liquid (such as water) to a considerable height above the pump or under a considerable pressure

Examples of force pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Decades of pumping have devastated the estuary's eco-system and left several fish species nearing extinction, forcing pump operators to reduce operations occasionally to reduce the environmental damage. Dale Kasler, sacbee, "Brown's Delta tunnels get $650 million boost from Bay Area water agency | The Sacramento Bee," 8 May 2018 Three days later, Russian special forces pump an unidentified gas into the theater to end the crisis, killing at least 130 hostages along with the terrorists. Fox News, "Significant moments in Putin's 18 years of power," 18 Mar. 2018 On the fourth day of the standoff, Russian special forces pumped an unidentified chemical gas into the theater’s ventilation system, which ended up killing all of the attackers but also 130 of the hostages. Los Angeles Times Staff,, "A Star Is Born: Susan Sarandon turns 71 today," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of force pump

1659, in the meaning defined above

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“Force pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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