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 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 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

  • 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… …   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 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

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