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See also: Piston and pistón

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A simplified animation of a piston reciprocating.

EtymologyEdit

From French piston.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: pĭs'tən, IPA(key): /ˈpɪstən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪstən

NounEdit

piston (plural pistons)

  1. A solid disk or cylinder that fits inside a hollow cylinder, and moves under pressure (as in an engine) or displaces fluid (as in a pump)
  2. (music) A valve device in some brass instruments for changing the pitch

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VerbEdit

piston (third-person singular simple present pistons, present participle pistoning, simple past and past participle pistoned)

  1. (intransitive) To move up and down like a piston.

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

piston

  1. Genitive singular form of pisto.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

16th century in the sense of "pestle", borrowed from Italian pistone (15th century), from Latin pistāre, from the root pīnsō (I crush).

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NounEdit

piston m (plural pistons)

  1. piston
  2. (colloquial) contact, connection
    Pour trouver un boulot par ici, il faut avoir des pistons.
    To get a job round here you need connections.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French piston.

NounEdit

piston n (plural pistoane)

  1. piston
  2. (music) piston

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