Definition of pushrod in English:

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pushrod

Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝oSHˌräd/

noun

A rod operated by cams that opens and closes the valves in an internal combustion engine.
Example sentences
  • A single big cam is used to pushrod operate two valves per cylinder at the top end, inside aluminium cylinder heads.
  • By placing a cam phasing system on the camshaft, a pushrod engine can be tuned to take much higher levels of exhaust gas recirculation.
  • By comparison, the Cadillac's 16 overhead valves and pushrods sound trite at best.

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Syllabification: push·rod

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