Direct-acting steam engine
Direct-acting Di*rect"-act`ing, a. (Mach.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts. [1913 Webster]

{Direct-acting steam engine}, one in which motion is transmitted to the crank without the intervention of a beam or lever; -- also called {direct-action steam engine}.

{Direct-acting steam pump}, one in which the steam piston rod is directly connected with the pump rod; -- also called {direct-action steam pump}. [1913 Webster]


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  • direct-action steam engine — Direct acting Di*rect act ing, a. (Mach.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts. [1913 Webster] {Direct acting steam engine}, one in which motion is transmitted to the crank without the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direct-acting steam pump — Direct acting Di*rect act ing, a. (Mach.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts. [1913 Webster] {Direct acting steam engine}, one in which motion is transmitted to the crank without the… …   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

  • Direct-acting — Di*rect act ing, a. (Mach.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts. [1913 Webster] {Direct acting steam engine}, one in which motion is transmitted to the crank without the intervention of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • direct-action steam pump — Direct acting Di*rect act ing, a. (Mach.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts. [1913 Webster] {Direct acting steam engine}, one in which motion is transmitted to the crank without the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Steam engine — A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. [ [http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/564472/steam engine steam engine Britannica Online Encyclopedia ] ] Steam engines have a long history,… …   Wikipedia

  • direct-acting —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷, | ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : involving direct action without the intervention of other working parts direct acting engine direct acting pump * * * /di rekt ak ting, duy /, adj. (of a steam pump) having the steam pistons… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Oscillating cylinder steam engine — This article is about small oscillating steam engines. For marine oscillating engines, see Marine oscillating steam engine. A simple oscillating cylinder engine, part of a Mamod SE2 working steam model Also known as a Wobbler in USA and possibly… …   Wikipedia

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