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Definition of Piston


  1. A sliding piece which either is moved by, or moves against, fluid pressure. It usually consists of a short cylinder fitting within a cylindrical vessel along which it moves, back and forth. It is used in steam engines to receive motion from the steam, and in pumps to transmit motion to a fluid; also for other purposes.

Piston Translations

piston in Dutch is zuiger
piston in French is piston
piston in German is Kolben
piston in Norwegian is stempel
piston in Swedish is kolv