Definition of handpump in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)pʌmp/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A pump operated by hand, especially for drawing well water or draught beer.
Example sentences
  • Add to that lots of great beers on the nine handpumps, and there is every reason to see your way to Blind Jack's.
  • And before you start wondering whether you heard wrong, she'll tell you that she also installs and maintains handpumps, water tanks and pipelines.
  • In Virpal about an hour's drive from Amritsar, a widow draws water from a handpump.

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