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 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]


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  • 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 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… …   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 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

  • Control rod — PWR control rod assembly, above fuel element A control rod is a rod made of chemical elements capable of absorbing many neutrons without fissioning themselves. They are used in nuclear reactors to control the rate of fission of uranium and… …   Wikipedia

  • weight lifting — n. the athletic exercise or competitive sport of lifting barbells: also written weightlifting weight lifter n. weightlifter * * * Sport in which barbells are lifted competitively or as an exercise. The two main events are (1) the snatch, in which …   Universalium

  • Pump rod — Pump Pump, n. [Akin to D. pomp, G. pumpe, F. pompe; of unknown origin.] An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reach rod — noun : a rod with a double eye at each end for communicating the motion of the reversing lever of a link motion to the lifting shaft * * * a rod for operating a remote piece of machinery, as a valve. [1905 10] …   Useful english dictionary

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