HyperDic: piston

English > 2 senses of the word Piston / piston:
NOUNperson Piston, Walter PistonUnited States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
artifactpiston, plungermechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
Piston / piston > pronunciation
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English > Piston: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States neoclassical composer (1894-1976).
SynonymWalter Piston
Instance ofcomposersomeone who composes music as a profession
SpanishPiston, Walter Piston
CatalanWalter Piston
English > piston: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningmechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion.
Part ofreciprocating engineAn internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders
Partspiston ringseal consisting of a split metal ring that seals the gap / gap between a piston and the cylinder wall
piston rodconnecting rod that moves or is moved by a piston
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
Spanishémbolo, piston, pistón
Catalanèmbol, pistó

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