vacuum pump

noun

Definition of vacuum pump 

: a pump for exhausting gas from an enclosed space

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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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