a device by which the energy of descending water is utilized to raise a part of the water to a height greater than that of the source.
any large device involving the displacement of a piston or plunger driven by fluid pressure
a form of water pump utilizing the kinetic energy of running water to provide static pressure to raise water to a reservoir higher than the source
[hahy-draw-liks, -drol-iks] /haɪˈdrɔ lɪks, -ˈdrɒl ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the science that deals with the laws governing water or other liquids in motion and their applications in engineering; practical or applied hydrodynamics. /haɪˈdrɒlɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) another name for fluid mechanics n. 1670s, from hydraulic; also see -ics. hydraulics […]
- Hydraulic suspension
noun 1. a system of motor-vehicle suspension using hydraulic members, often with hydraulic compensation between front and rear systems (hydroelastic suspension)
noun 1. an apparatus in which a fluid, usually oil, transmits torque from one shaft to another, producing a different torque in the other shaft.
[hahy-draw-luh s] /haɪˈdrɔ ləs/ noun, plural hydrauli [hahy-draw-lahy] /haɪˈdrɔ laɪ/ (Show IPA), hydrauluses. 1. a pipe organ of ancient Greece and Rome using water pressure to maintain the air supply.