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Terms related to the discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

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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 truck, tipper lorry, ...


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 bulldozer as a base ...


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 swell in the centre ...

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 concrete mixer (also ...


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 crane suited to use ...


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 or pneumatically ...

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 carburettors. When you ...

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