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sump

 (sŭmp)
n.
1.
a. A low-lying place, such as a pit, that receives drainage.
b. A cesspool.
2. A hole at the lowest point of a mine shaft into which water is drained in order to be pumped out.
3. The crankcase or oil reservoir of an internal-combustion engine.

[Middle English sompe, marsh, from Middle Low German sump or from Middle Dutch somp. Sense 2, from German Sumpf, swamp, sump, from Middle High German, swamp.]
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sump

(sʌmp)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a receptacle, such as the lower part of the crankcase of an internal-combustion engine, into which liquids, esp lubricants, can drain to form a reservoir
2. (Building) another name for cesspool
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining
a. a depression at the bottom of a shaft where water collects before it is pumped away
b. the front portion of a shaft or tunnel, ahead of the main bore
4. (Physical Geography) dialect Brit a muddy pool or swamp
[C17: from Middle Dutch somp marsh; see swamp]
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sump

(sʌmp)

n.
1. a pit, basin, cesspool, etc., in which liquid is collected or into which it drains.
2. a chamber at the bottom of a machine, pump, etc., into which a fluid drains before recirculation or in which wastes gather before disposal.
3. Brit. crankcase.
[1375–1425; late Middle English sompe < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sump; akin to swamp]
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sump

oil pan
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sump - an oil reservoir in an internal combustion enginesump - an oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine
reservoir - tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
2.sump - a well or other hole in which water has collected
well - a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
3.sump - a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
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Translations
بالوعَة الزَّيْت
mazací skříň
bundkar
olajteknő
panna
karteris
kartera tilpne
spodok kľukovej skrine
yağ karteri

sump

[sʌmp] N (Aut) → cárter m (Min) → sumidero m; (= cesspool) → letrina f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sump

[ˈsʌmp] n (British) [car] → carter m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sump

n (Brit Aut) → Ölwanne f; (Min) → Sumpf m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sump

[sʌmp] n (Aut) → coppa dell'olio, carter m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sump

(samp) noun
the part of a motor-engine that contains the oil.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Wet-sump lubrication system: In the wet-sump lubrication system, the bottom of the crank case contains an oil pan or sump that serves as oil supply, oil storage tank and oil cooler.
Thick slurries can clog some types of submersible pumps; so a simple dewatering pump would not be reliable in this specific sump application.
He said the airport management will also be expanding the Catchment Sump so that it can accommodate more water runoff from the ground surface.
The second contractor said the sump pump crock has a crack in it and needs to be replaced by breaking up the old concrete crock and replacing it with a new one at a cost of approximately $2,600.
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What had to be a relative trickle of fuel through the stuck sump drain surprised me with a sputtering engine as it ran out of fuel.
Sump plugs, or oil drain plugs as they're sometimes known, take the form of a bolt at the bottom of the sump pan which enables oil to be drained from a motor vehicle engine during oil change.
Homeowners and Dwelling policies generally include coverage for discharge or overflow from plumbing, heating, air conditioning or automatic sprinkler systems or a household appliance, but a sump, sump pump, or related equipment is not part of the plumbing system or a household appliance.
"That damaged the sump and caused us to lose all the oil.
“During this time of year, when we see a winter's worth of snow suddenly melting, sump pumps can be forced to work overtime, and if not properly working, can cause flooded basements and damaged property,” says Ryan Gumieny, Vice President of Flat Rate Home Services in New Berlin.
Many inexpensive sump pumps are simply too small to handle the flow from a major downpour or rapid snowmelt.
As we mentioned earlier, coverage would not apply for overflow resulting from the failure of certain equipment, such as sump pumps.