Lifting jack
Lifting Lift"ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster]

{Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge.

{Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5.

{Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}.

{Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or valved piston, instead of a solid piston, for drawing water and lifting it to a high level. (b) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump, or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump.

{Lifting rod}, a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines of river steamboats.

{Lifting sail} (Naut.), one which tends to lift a vessel's bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lifting jack — A device for raising heavy objects, particularly motor vehicles, for convenience in accomplishing repair work or servicing upon the vehicle. 24 Am J1st Gas Sta § 23. An elevator in England …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Lifting — Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting bridge — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting machine — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting pump — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting rod — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting sail — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jack stand — A safety device that keeps the vehicle from falling to the ground if the lifting jack is removed or faulty. Most jobs require two jack stands for safety. Also called an axle stand …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • jack — A male, especially a male jackass. See lifting jack; standing jacks …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Jack — (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You are John… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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