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pistonnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪs.tən/
a ​short, ​solidpiece of ​metal that ​moves up and down inside a ​cylinder in an ​engine to ​press the ​fuel into a ​smallspace and to ​send the ​powerproduced by it to the ​wheels
(Definition of piston from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pistonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪs·tən/
an ​enginepart, usually a ​short, ​solidtube or round, ​flatobject, which moves up and down or ​forward and ​backward inside a ​cylinder, and ​causes other ​parts of an ​engine or ​machine to move
(Definition of piston from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “piston”
in Korean 피스톤…
in Arabic كَبّاس…
in Malaysian omboh…
in French piston…
in Russian поршень…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活塞…
in Italian pistone…
in Turkish piston…
in Polish tłok…
in Spanish pistón, émbolo…
in Vietnamese pittông, van đẩy…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 活塞发动机…
in Indonesian piston…
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