hydrostatic press definition

  • adjective:
    • a machine which great force, with slow-motion, is communicated to a sizable plunger in the shape of liquid required to the cylinder in which it moves, by a forcing-pump of small-diameter, that the power is applied, the concept involved being just like in hydrostatic bellows. Also known as hydraulic press, and Bramah hit. Within the illustration, a is a pump with a tiny plunger b, which causes water in to the cylinder c, thus driving upward the big plunder d, which works the reduced work, such as for instance compressing cotton bales, etc.
  • noun:
    • See under Hydrostatic.
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