Double-acting Dou"ble-act`ing, a. Acting or operating in two directions or with both motions; producing a twofold result; as, a double-acting engine or pump. [1913 Webster]

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  • double-acting — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : acting or operating in two directions or with two motions a double acting engine a double acting pump …   Useful english dictionary

  • double acting — adj. having twice the ordinary effectiveness or strength; operating or acting in two directions or both motions and producing a doubled result (double acting engine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • double-acting — /ˈdʌbəl æktɪŋ/ (say dubuhl akting) adjective (of any reciprocating machine or implement) acting effectively in both directions (distinguished from single acting) …   Australian English dictionary

  • double-acting — /dub euhl ak ting/, adj. 1. (of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.) having pistons accomplishing work in both directions, fluid being admitted alternately to opposite ends of the cylinders. Cf. single acting. 2. (of a hinge of a door or the like) …   Universalium

  • double-acting — dou′ble act′ing adj. 1) accomplishing work or permitting movement in two directions 2) having twice the usual strength or effectiveness • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • double-acting — (of a shock absorber or pump) having a piston with fluid on both sides so that in a pump one piston end performs the suction stroke while the other discharges the liquid, and in a shock absorber both upward and downward movements are damped …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Double Acting Piston Bellows — are a type of bellows, used by blacksmiths and smelters, with the property that air is blown out on both strokes of the handle (in contrast to more common bellows that blow air when the stroke is in one direction and refill the bellow in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Double-acting hammer — Double acting hammer. См. Молоток двойного действия. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Double acting ship — MT Tempera, the first double acting tanker, breaking ice astern Double acting ship (DAS) is a type of icebreaking merchant ship designed to run ahead in open water and astern (in layman s terms, backwards) in ice. Such ships can operate… …   Wikipedia

  • Double-acting cylinder — A double acting cylinder in a reciprocating engine is a cylinder in which the working fluid acts alternately on both sides of the piston. This is in contrast to a single acting cylinder, in which the working fluid acts in one direction only.… …   Wikipedia

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