What does the word siphon mean?

Usage examples for siphon

  1. Then her glance fell on the bottle and siphon on the table beside Geraldine's chair, and she changed the subject by inquiring if Colonel Rand mightn't like a drink. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  2. " For," Steve reasoned, " evidently this party is a seeker after knowledge; it is better to siphon than to be pumped. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  3. It was built out just behind the bridge, a snug, cheery room with bright chintz curtains over the carefully screened portholes, a couple of comfortable benches with leather seats along the walls, a small bunk, and in the middle of the floor a table set out with a bottle of whiskey, a siphon and some glasses together with a box of cigars. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams