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piston

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpɪs.tən/
a short, solid piece of metal that moves up and down inside a cylinder in an engine to press the fuel into a small space and to send the power produced by it to the wheels
Translations of “piston”
in Arabic كَبّاس…
in Korean 피스톤…
in Malaysian omboh…
in French piston…
in Turkish piston…
in Italian pistone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活塞…
in Russian поршень…
in Polish tłok…
in Vietnamese pittông, van đẩy…
in Spanish pistón, émbolo…
in Portuguese pistão…
in Thai ลูกสูบ…
in German der Kolben…
in Catalan pistó…
in Japanese ピストン(エンジンの一部)…
in Indonesian piston…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活塞发动机…
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