Share this entry

Share this page

single-acting

Line breaks: single-acting

Definition of single-acting in English:

adjective

(Of an engine) having pressure applied only to one side of the piston.
Example sentences
  • Common types of compressors are single-acting piston, double-acting piston, and centrifugal.
  • The diagram below shows the pneumatic circuit for the single-acting cylinder and three-port valve.
  • Enerpac has released a vacuum valving system that drastically improves the retraction times of single-acting heavy lift hydraulic cylinders commonly used throughout Australian industry.

Definition of single-acting in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…