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(of an engine) having pressure applied only to one side of the piston.
- ‘Common types of compressors are single-acting piston, double-acting piston, and centrifugal.’
- ‘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.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.