stirrup pump


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stirrup pump

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(Mechanical Engineering) a hand-operated vertical reciprocating pump, such as one used in fire-fighting, etc, in which the base of the cylinder is placed in a bucket of water
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Noun1.stirrup pump - a hand-operated reciprocating pumpstirrup pump - a hand-operated reciprocating pump; used in fighting fires
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
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Limited Tenders are invited for Supply of Stirrup Pump (Brass)
The hand cart contained a clapped out device It was a World War II stirrup pump and a bucket of ice.
Once a fortnight, I had to take my turn in fire watching, which meant a camp bed in the boardroom with my own food, and learning to use a stirrup pump.
A new thermal imaging camera was used to locate fire hotspots and a stirrup pump, introduced during World War Two to deal with incendiary bombs and still carried on all fire engines, was used to douse it.
The crew used hand tools, a short extension ladder, thermal imaging camera and a stirrup pump and extinguish the blaze.
The first few times, Gerry pumped it all out, using the stirrup pump from his precious Green Goddess (so it has got its uses, after all), but eventually a trough had to be installed in another - wee-free - corner.
Mother had bought us our own stirrup pump and we had a sand bucket.
Mr Kaye ignored other incendiary bombs, grabbed a stirrup pump and a bucket of sand and raced into the school to douse the flames.
This was despite the occasional patter of shrapnel on the roof slates and paving stones, with, once in a while, the clack of a big chunk, which could kill, since nobody had a helmet, except Mr Donnelly, and he abandoned his warden's headgear, since it kept falling over his face as he worked the stirrup pump.
If there was a raid in progress, we had to know how to operate a stirrup pump, wearing our tin hats, until we could go back down.