vacuum pump

noun

Definition of vacuum pump

: a pump for exhausting gas from an enclosed space

Examples of vacuum pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes our compensating vacuum pump that can compensate for changes in air pressure. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "How This Researcher Invented an Entirely New—and Entirely Badass—Field of Science," 20 Dec. 2019 The vacuum pump is lubricated with engine oil that flows through a filter screen. NBC News, "GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues," 11 Sep. 2019 The vacuum pump is lubricated with engine oil that flows through a filter screen. Tom Krisher, chicagotribune.com, "GM recalling almost 3.8 million SUVs, pickups over brake problem," 11 Sep. 2019 Drivers could feel a vibration in the brake pedal or a change in pressure required to push the brake pedal if their trucks have the vacuum pump problem. NBC News, "GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues," 11 Sep. 2019 Drivers could feel a vibration in the brake pedal or a change in pressure required to push the brake pedal if their trucks have the vacuum pump problem. Tom Krisher, chicagotribune.com, "GM recalling almost 3.8 million SUVs, pickups over brake problem," 11 Sep. 2019 One day the vacuum pump blew up on me and I was covered in pump oil. Quanta Magazine, "‘Digital Alchemist’ Seeks Rules of Emergence," 8 Mar. 2017 The vacuum chamber at Glenn is currently the only one in the country with a vacuum pump system that can handle the X3, which produces too much exhaust for other chambers. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "'Mars Engine' Shatters Records for Ion Propulsion," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of vacuum pump

1844, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jan 2020

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“Vacuum pump.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacuum%20pump. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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