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Air compressor

pump

Air compressor, device used to compress air, which is then used to power air brakes, pneumatic tools, and other machinery. Commonly, air compressors work like a piston pump, with a cylinder moving within to compress air and force it into a closed chamber.

See also: Pump; Turbine.

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