vacuum pump

noun

Definition of vacuum pump

: a pump for exhausting gas from an enclosed space

Examples of vacuum pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This one has a double line seal for extra strength, a double vacuum pump, and various sealing choices. Outdoor Life, "The best ways to get your game from the field to your freezer," 14 May 2020 The mass specs crunched proteins 24 hours a day to run 100 samples, emitting loud hums from their vacuum pumps. Jason Fagone, San Francisco Chronicle, "Chasing a killer," 1 May 2020 Yaney ordered a few vacuum pumps off of eBay and $500,000 worth of steel, and the team set out to build the sixth largest vacuum chamber, by diameter, in the world. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Inside SpinLaunch, the Space Industry’s Best Kept Secret," 29 Jan. 2020 That includes our compensating vacuum pump that can compensate for changes in air pressure. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "How This Researcher Invented an Entirely New—and Entirely Badass—Field of Science," 20 Dec. 2019 The vacuum pump is lubricated with engine oil that flows through a filter screen. NBC News, "GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues," 11 Sep. 2019 The vacuum pump is lubricated with engine oil that flows through a filter screen. Tom Krisher, chicagotribune.com, "GM recalling almost 3.8 million SUVs, pickups over brake problem," 11 Sep. 2019 Drivers could feel a vibration in the brake pedal or a change in pressure required to push the brake pedal if their trucks have the vacuum pump problem. NBC News, "GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues," 11 Sep. 2019 Drivers could feel a vibration in the brake pedal or a change in pressure required to push the brake pedal if their trucks have the vacuum pump problem. Tom Krisher, chicagotribune.com, "GM recalling almost 3.8 million SUVs, pickups over brake problem," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of vacuum pump

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Vacuum pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacuum%20pump. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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