Pumping engine

a steam engine and pump combined for raising water. See Steam engine.

See also: Pumping

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He also invented the 'atmospheric' piston, the idea later used by Newcomen to operate his Cornish pumping engine, which relied on a vacuum created under the piston by condensing steam to provide the effort to work the machine.
An Economy hot air pumping engine built in 1902 by Thomas & Smith, Chicago and New York City was running smoothly at the Portland show.
Following the disaster at nearby Hartley colliery in 1862, where men and boys were trapped underground when the single shaft was blocked by the pumping engine beam, it became law that all collieries had to have a second exit.
Impressive horse-drawn fire engines from the city's 1904 fleet included the Duncan, pulled by one horse and carrying electric lights and an air pumping engine.
As a brakesman in 1811 when the pumping engine kept breaking down at High Pit, Killingwoth, Stephenson offered to have a go at fixing it, resulting in him being given responsibility for the maintenance of all colliery engines in the region, soon he became an expert in steam driven machines and as they say the rest is history.
It was sold to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in 1859 for use as a pumping engine, but was rediscovered and restored in the 1920s.
Ultimately Red Bull's biggest weapon is not a famous driver or a pumping engine. It is Adrian Newey, who designs the world-beating cars with pencil and paper and used to be Mc-Claren's man.
The 8-cycle pumping engine is the most common engine in the line, Barry says, and was probably the Aermotor with the longest production run.
Stephenson built his first locomotive in Killingworth Village and it was his skill which once saved High Pit from flooding when he developed a pumping engine.
FORMIDABLE: The Mazda RX- 8, a four-seater coupe, is distinctive in appearance and revolutionary under the bonnet, with a spinning rather than pumping engine action