Search Result for "direct-acting steam pump":

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Direct-acting \Di*rect"-act`ing\, a. (Mach.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts. [1913 Webster] Direct-acting steam engine, one in which motion is transmitted to the crank without the intervention of a beam or lever; -- also called direct-action steam engine. Direct-acting steam pump, one in which the steam piston rod is directly connected with the pump rod; -- also called direct-action steam pump. [1913 Webster]