ster·​hydraulic | \ ¦ster+ \

Definition of sterhydraulic

: relating to or being a hydraulic press producing pressure or motion by the introduction of a solid substance (such as a screw, a rod, or a rope wound on a roller) into a cylinder previously filled with a liquid : resembling such a press in action or principle

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History and Etymology for sterhydraulic

probably from French stérhydraulique, irregular from stéré- stere- + hydraulique hydraulic

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“Sterhydraulic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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