piston

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A simplified animation of a piston reciprocating.

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From French piston.

Noun[edit]

piston (plural pistons)

  1. A solid disk or cylinder that fits inside a hollow cylinder, and moves under pressure (as in an engine) or displaces fluid (as in a pump)
  2. (music) A valve device in some brass instruments for changing the pitch

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

piston

  1. Genitive singular form of pisto.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Italian pestone.

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Noun[edit]

piston m (plural pistons)

  1. piston
  2. (colloquial) contact, connection
    Pour trouver un boulot par ici, il faut avoir des pistons. To get a job round here you need connections.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French piston

Noun[edit]

piston n

  1. piston
  2. ramming piston