What does the word hydraulic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to hydraulics.

Usage examples for hydraulic

  1. 1425, and are forced in endways by hydraulic pressure. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. For a mile and a quarter, along the north bank of the Tyne, stretch the world- famed Elswick Works, which have grown to their present gigantic proportions from the small beginnings of five and a half acres in 1847. In that year two fields were purchased as a site for the new works about to be started to make the hydraulic machinery which had been invented by Mr. Armstrong. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  3. It is not merely the care and working of the engines which propel the vessel in which he is concerned; the chief and his subordinates have charge of various hydraulic arrangements often used now- a- days on large vessels, in connection with the steering apparatus; of electrical and gas- producing apparatus; the mechanical arrangements of turrets and gun- carriages; pumping machinery; the management of steam- launches and torpedoes. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper