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The discipline, art, skill and profession of applying scientific knowledge and principles to the design and manufacturing of machines, structures, devices, systems, materials and processes.

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dump truck

Engineering; Mechanical engineering

Truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity (synonym) dumper, tipper ...


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A modified bulldozer used by Marvin Heemeyer to rampage through a small town in Colorado in June 2004. The killdozer took one and a half years to build, using a Komatsu D355A ...


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

The spine of the knife is the unsharpened section of the blade that faces the operator in the normal operation of a single bladed knife. On a double-edged knife, the spine is the ...

concrete mixer

Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete, a large truck with a rotating canister used to store and mix concrete. A ...


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A machine for hoisting heavy materials. - Crane (machine), an industrial machinery for lifting Container crane, a machine for lifting inter-modal containers Crane (rail-road), a ...


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

Hoist (device) A hoist is a device used for lifting or lowering a load by means of a drum or lift-wheel around which rope or chain wraps. It may be manually operated, electrically ...

accelerator pump

Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A small pump usually located inside the carburettor that sprays an extra amount of fuel into the engine during acceleration. Accelerator pumps are found in cars equipped with ...