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beer engine

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Definition of beer engine in English:

noun

British
A machine that draws up beer from a barrel in a cellar.
Example sentences
  • A hand pump or beer engine is sometimes used to pull beer from the cask and replace it with air.
  • Also, the beer is served with muscle-pressure; the bartender has to pump the beer engine to serve the beer.
  • The beer engine draws the brew out almost like sucking on a straw.

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