Low-pressure steam engine
Low-pressure Low"-pres`sure, a. 1. Having, employing, or exerting, a low degree of pressure. [1913 Webster]

2. same as {easygoing}, 4; as, a low-pressure salesman.

Syn: easygoing. [WordNet 1.5]

{Low-pressure steam engine}, a steam engine in which low steam is used; often applied to a condensing engine even when steam at high pressure is used. See {Steam engine}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Low-pressure steam — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low-pressure — Low pres sure, a. 1. Having, employing, or exerting, a low degree of pressure. [1913 Webster] 2. same as {easygoing}, 4; as, a low pressure salesman. Syn: easygoing. [WordNet 1.5] {Low pressure steam engine}, a steam engine in which low steam is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • steam engine — steam engine, adj. an engine worked by steam, typically one in which a sliding piston in a cylinder is moved by the expansive action of the steam generated in a boiler. [1745 55] * * * Machine that uses steam power to perform mechanical work… …   Universalium

  • Steam engine — Steam en gine ([e^]n j[i^]n). An engine moved by steam. [1913 Webster] Note: In its most common forms its essential parts are a piston, a cylinder, and a valve gear. The piston works in the cylinder, to which steam is admitted by the action of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back-acting steam engine — Steam engine Steam en gine ([e^]n j[i^]n). An engine moved by steam. [1913 Webster] Note: In its most common forms its essential parts are a piston, a cylinder, and a valve gear. The piston works in the cylinder, to which steam is admitted by the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back-action steam engine — Steam engine Steam en gine ([e^]n j[i^]n). An engine moved by steam. [1913 Webster] Note: In its most common forms its essential parts are a piston, a cylinder, and a valve gear. The piston works in the cylinder, to which steam is admitted by the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High-pressure steam — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • History of the steam engine — This article primarily deals with the history of the reciprocating type steam engine. The parallel development of turbine type engines is described in the steam turbine article. The history of the steam engine stretches back as far as the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Watt steam engine — The Watt steam engine was the first type of steam engine to make use of steam at a pressure just above atmospheric to drive the piston helped by a partial vacuum. Improving on the design of the 1712 Newcomen engine, the Watt steam engine,… …   Wikipedia

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