Definition of single-acting in English:

single-acting

adjective

  • (of an engine) having pressure applied only to one side of the piston.

    • ‘Enerpac has released a vacuum valving system that drastically improves the retraction times of single-acting heavy lift hydraulic cylinders commonly used throughout Australian industry.’
    • ‘The diagram below shows the pneumatic circuit for the single-acting cylinder and three-port valve.’
    • ‘Common types of compressors are single-acting piston, double-acting piston, and centrifugal.’

Pronunciation

single-acting

/ˌsiNGɡəlˈaktiNG/