Priming valve
Priming Prim"ing, n. 1. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm. [1913 Webster]

2. (Paint.) The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface. [1913 Webster]

3. (Steam Eng.) The carrying over of water, with the steam, from the boiler, as into the cylinder. [1913 Webster]

{Priming of the tide}. See {Lag of the tide}, under 2d {Lag}.

{Priming tube}, a small pipe, filled with a combustible composition for firing cannon.

{Priming valve} (Steam Eng.), a spring safety valve applied to the cylinder of a steam engine for discharging water carried into the cylinder by priming.

{Priming wire}, a pointed wire used to penetrate the vent of a piece, for piercing the cartridge before priming. [1913 Webster]


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  • Priming — Prim ing, n. 1. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Priming of the tide — Priming Prim ing, n. 1. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Priming tube — Priming Prim ing, n. 1. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Priming wire — Priming Prim ing, n. 1. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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