garbutt rod

noun
gar·​butt rod
variants: or less commonly garbet rod \ˈgärbət-​ \

Definition of garbutt rod 

: the rod attached to the cage of a standing valve of an oil-well pump in such a way that the standing valve is lifted out of the well when the plunger is withdrawn

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History and Etymology for garbutt rod

perhaps from the name Garbet

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