Associations to the word «Piston»


PISTON, noun. A solid disk or cylinder that fits inside a hollow cylinder, and moves under pressure (as in an engine) or displaces fluid (as in a pump)
PISTON, noun. (music) A valve device in some brass instruments for changing the pitch
PISTON, verb. (intransitive) To move up and down like a piston.
PISTON, proper noun. A surname​.
PISTON ENGINE, noun. Any of several types of engine having cylinders containing reciprocating pistons, in which a crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down within cylinders
PISTON ENGINES, noun. Plural of piston engine
PISTON RING, noun. A ring or seal that fits around a piston, sealing between the piston and the bore in which it slides.
PISTON RINGS, noun. Plural of piston ring
PISTON ROD, noun. A rod or bar in an engine that connects a piston to a crosshead
PISTON RODS, noun. Plural of piston rod

Dictionary definition

PISTON, noun. United States neoclassical composer (1894-1976).
PISTON, noun. Mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion.

Wise words

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