Trunk piston
Trunk piston Trunk piston In a single-acting engine, an elongated hollow piston, open at the end, in which the end of the connecting rod is pivoted. The piston rod, crosshead and stuffing box are thus dispensed with. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • trunk piston — noun or trunk plunger : an elongated hollow piston in a single acting engine or pump which is open at the end and in which the end of the connecting rod is pivoted * * * Mach. a piston with a long skirt to take the side thrust, as in an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trunk piston — Mach. a piston with a long skirt to take the side thrust, as in an automobile engine. * * * …   Universalium

  • trunk piston — /ˈtrʌŋk pɪstən/ (say trungk pistuhn) noun a piston with a long skirt to take the side thrust, as in an internal combustion engine …   Australian English dictionary

  • Trunk engine — An engine having a trunk piston, as most internal combustion engines. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trunk engine — noun 1. : a steam engine having a piston rod that is a pipe of sufficient diameter to enable one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank and the other end to pass within the pipe and be pivoted to the piston 2. : an engine (as most… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trunk engine — 1. an engine having a trunk piston or pistons. 2. a double acting steam engine having a connecting rod passing through a trunk to the piston. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • trunk plunger — noun see trunk piston …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trunk — Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk engine — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk hose — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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