air pump


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

air pump

n.
A pump for compressing, removing, or forcing a flow of air.

air pump

n
(General Engineering) a device for pumping air in or out of something

air′ pump`


n.
an apparatus for drawing in, compressing, or exhausting air.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air pump - a pump that moves air in or out of somethingair pump - a pump that moves air in or out of something
condensation pump, diffusion pump - vacuum pump used to obtain a high vacuum
inflater, inflator - an air pump operated by hand to inflate something (as a tire)
ion pump - a vacuum pump that removes gas by ionizing the atoms or molecules and adsorbing them on a metal surface
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
Translations

air pump

npompa per l'aria
References in classic literature ?
When the doctor's four guests heard him talk of his proposed experiment, they anticipated nothing more wonderful than the murder of a mouse in an air pump, or the examination of a cobweb by the microscope, or some similar nonsense, with which he was constantly in the habit of pestering his intimates.
Heading into town to the shop to get a new cylinder of gas, I glance in the direction of the air pumps, and the price tags which now taunt me from their stands.
Nevertheless, when an air pump fails, it's almost invariably in flight.
Used as an air pump and capable of creating a high air pressure flow, the pump is ideally suited to shorten the duration of high-pressure airflow applications such as an air blower for fuel cells and spot cooling for ICs and electronic circuitry.
With a pipe clamp attach this to the air-line nipple of a bicycle T-bar air pump, and couple the air pump to the cap-hose with a hose "Y" shut-off valve (The unoccupied valve affords an air pressure release and tank vent; left open.) Attach drinking water grade hose to the bottom plug, or drain valve, and run line up hill to the secondary reservoir closer to the house.
The device represented an advance on the Jarvik-7 heart implanted in Barney Clark in 1982, which was powered by a large air pump connected to the heart pump with tubes inserted through the skin.
The most extreme pogo stick ever made is a pneumatically driven unit that you pressurize using a standard air pump. Practice, skill, a helmet, and courage are the primary ingredients to enjoy Vurtego's high-flying action.
Now, a team of university, and industrial engineers has created a prototype, microscale air pump that they say could be fabricated with the techniques used to mass-produce microelectronic components such as transistors.
Making a tea consists of mixing a few tablespoons of dry fertilizer into five gallons of water and oxygenating it for 24 hours using a small air pump or similar device.
Mann + Hummel's secondary air charger replaces a conventional belt-driven or electric secondary air pump with a unit that is both smaller and lighter.
The instrument box contains an air pump, pressure transducer, volt meter, and a rechargeable battery, which provides the necessary power.