pushrod

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

push +‎ rod

Noun[edit]

pushrod ‎(plural pushrods)

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  1. A rod in a piston engine that actuates rocker arms above the cylinder head.
    • 2007 January 14, Don Sherman, “Making Modern Horsepower the Old-Fashioned Way”, New York Times:
      The cam-within-a-cam concept has existed for decades, but perfecting it for production might just add another decade to the life of the pushrod engine.