Chain pump
Chain pump Chain" pump` A pump consisting of an endless chain, running over a drum or wheel by which it is moved, and dipping below the water to be raised. The chain has at intervals disks or lifts which fit the tube through which the ascending part passes and carry the water to the point of discharge. [1913 Webster]

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  • chain pump — noun : a pump consisting of a sprocket operated endless chain fitted at close intervals with disks that lift the water by moving rapidly through a pipe in the direction of the desired flow * * * a pump consisting of buckets, plates, or the like,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain pump — a pump consisting of buckets, plates, or the like, rising upon a chain within a cylinder for raising liquids entering the cylinder at the bottom. [1610 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • chain pump — noun A water pump consisting of a series of buckets on a chain, wheel or drum …   Wiktionary

  • chain pump — /ˈtʃeɪn pʌmp/ (say chayn pump) noun a mechanism for raising water, etc., in buckets or the like attached to an endless moving chain …   Australian English dictionary

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