compressed-air power

compressed-air power

[kəm¦prest ¦er ′pau̇r·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The power delivered by the pressure of compressed air as it expands, utilized in tools such as drills, in hoists, grinders, riveters, diggers, pile drivers, motors, locomotives, and in mine ventilating systems.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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