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sand pump

[′san ‚pəmp]
(mechanical engineering)
A pump, usually a centrifugal type, capable of handling sand- and gravel-laden liquids without clogging or wearing unduly; used to extract mud and cuttings from a borehole. Also known as sludge pump.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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