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 Because the hybrid system is essentially a plug-and-play module, it could be added to the base C8 as well, which comes with the 490-hp 6.2-liter LT2 small block pushrod V-8. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 25 Apr. 2022 Motivating this new model is General Motors' sweetheart of a 6.2-liter pushrod V-8. David Beard, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2022 Harvey made contact at the 5-second mark in the video, and with Ilott trying desperately to slow down from more than 200 mph, the pushrod comes into the picture, tumbling end-over-end, at the 7-second mark. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Apr. 2022 Nicknamed Godzilla, the all-new pushrod V-8 is an enormous 430-hp 7.3-liter with 475 pound-feet of torque with a 10-speed automatic transmission. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 22 Jan. 2022 The too-cool fork caps, the black spoked wheels, the two rear frame hoops, the black forks, the polished pushrod tubes atop the cylinders, even the turn signals have panache. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 In this case, Tarver was standing near the pipeline using a pushrod to manually move the pig. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 20 July 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of pushrod

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Pushrod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushrod. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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