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piston ring Syllabification: pis·ton ring
Pronunciation: /ˈpistn ˌriNG/

Definition of piston ring in English:


A ring on a piston sealing the gap between the piston and the cylinder wall.
Example sentences
  • Random leak testing is also recommended because any cylinder leakage indicates a bent valve or a faulty piston ring.
  • The downside is that tiny amounts of oil can force their way up past the piston ring into the combustion chamber.
  • Something was broken and Bill and I suspected he'd blown a piston ring.

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