Definitions for hand pump

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hand pump(noun)

    a pump worked by hand


  1. Hand pump

    Hand pumps are manually operated pumps; they use human power and mechanical advantage to move fluids or air from one place to another. They are widely used in every country in the world for a variety of industrial, marine, irrigation and leisure activities. There are many different types of hand pump available, mainly operating on a piston, diaphragm or rotary vane principle with a check valve on the entry and exit ports to the chamber operating in opposing directions. Most hand pumps have plungers or reciprocating pistons, and are positive displacement.

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  1. Jesse Hartness:

    If you're dependent on a hand pump, they will be broken.


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