hydraulic plunger elevator

noun

Definition of hydraulic plunger elevator

: a hydraulic elevator having a steel-tube plunger several feet longer than the travel of the car encased in a cylinder sunk into the ground and actuated by water pressure assisted by a counterweight and controlled by valves operated from the car, the water being forced out as the car descends

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“Hydraulic plunger elevator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydraulic%20plunger%20elevator. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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