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

Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of force pump was in 1659

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“Force pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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