stirrup pump


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stirrup pump

n
(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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I felt totally safe with the team around me, but could never imagine what it must be like with a thin suit, a stirrup pump, a bucket of water and maybe sand.
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"My dad, clad only in his long johns, feverishly worked at the stirrup pump. I still have the tail fin of that errant fire stick."
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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.