push·​rod | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌräd How to pronounce pushrod (audio) \

Definition of pushrod

: a rod actuated by a cam to open or close a valve of an internal combustion engine

Examples of pushrod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the hood, the pushrod V-8 engines from Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota will still be limited to 358 cubic inches and capped at 550 horsepower for restrictor plate racing and 670 hp for all other tracks. David Beard, Car and Driver, 5 May 2021 This is a pushrod unit, a configuration well known to Hennessey's tuning operations, chosen for its compact dimensions and lower center of gravity. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 15 Dec. 2020 The pushrod connecting the brake pedal to the master cylinder is adjustable. Bob Weber Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 12 Mar. 2021 The Super Duty's base engine is still a SOHC 6.2 V-8 with 385 horsepower, but the pushrod is back at Ford. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 25 Sep. 2020 Inspired by the 1949 Cadillac pushrod V-8, the Chevy engine was simplified, lightweight, compact, and inexpensive to build. Car and Driver, 28 June 2020 The de Ville is the only remaining Cadillac powered by the 200-hp pushrod 4.9-liter V-8, once the marque's staple engine. Phil Berg, Car and Driver, 8 June 2020 Engineering, dynamics, and performance The 6.2L LT2 V8 engine is a large one and uses a pushrod, internal cam valvetrain design with two valves per cylinder. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 25 Feb. 2020 The official images make clear a very low ride height—just 3.7 inches of ground clearance—with motorsport-style pushrod suspension. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pushrod

1908, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2021

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“Pushrod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushrod. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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