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Meaning of U-bend in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF U-BEND

U-bend play
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U-Bend is a noun.
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WHAT DOES U-BEND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

U-bend

Trap (plumbing)

In plumbing, a trap is a U-, S-, or J-shaped pipe located below or within a plumbing fixture. An S-shaped trap is also known as the S-bend invented by Alexander Cummings in 1775 but became known as the U-bend following the introduction of the U-shaped trap by Thomas Crapper in 1880. The new U-bend could not jam, so, unlike the S-bend, it did not need an overflow. The bend is used to prevent sewer gases from entering buildings. In refinery applications, it also prevents hydrocarbons and other dangerous gases from escaping outside through drains. The most common of these traps in houses is referred to as a P-trap. It is the addition of a 90 degree fitting on the outlet side of a U-bend, thereby creating a P-like shape. It can also be referred to as a sink trap due to the fact it is installed under most house sinks. Because of its shape, the trap retains a small amount of water after the fixture's use. This water in the trap creates a seal that prevents sewer gas from passing from the drain pipes back into the occupied space of the building.

definitionDefinition of U-bend in the English dictionary

The definition of U-bend in the dictionary is a U-shaped bend in a pipe or drain that traps water in the lower part of the U and prevents the escape of noxious fumes or vapours; trap.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE U-BEND

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WORDS RELATING TO «U-BEND»

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U型弯
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U -bend
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U-bend
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U- मोड़
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U- منحنى
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U -образный изгиб
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U -bend
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Coude en U
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U-Bogen
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Uベンド
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U- 벤드
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U- uốn cong
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U - bend
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U -bend
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U -подібний вигин
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U - cot
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U - στροφή
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U- draai
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U - böj
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U - sving
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The translation of U-bend in German is U-Bogen play
See the definition of U-Bogen and synonyms of U-Bogen in the German dictionary.

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U-BEND»

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Fluid Mechanics: Worked Examples for Engineers
2.2 Forces on a U-bend A horizontal pipe has a 180° U-bend with a uniform inside diameter of 200 mm and carries a liquid petroleum fraction of density 900 kgm~3 at a rate of 150 m?h 1. Determine the force exerted by the liquid on the bend if ...
autorCarl Schaschke, 2005
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Corrosion Tests and Standards: Application and Interpretation
Smooth test specimens developed in various standards included the U-bend, C- ring, bent beam, and direct tension specimens, and a special compilation of specimens directed toward testing of weldments. The specimens considered for ...
autorRobert Baboian, 2005
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Home Plumbing: The Complete Handbook
TRADITIONAL LEAD U-BEND TRAP This unit is merely a length of lead pipe that has been fashioned into a double U-bend, with a small screw-in access cap fitted in the bottom of the 'U'. To clean the trap, you unscrew the access cap and ...
autorJulian Bridgewater, 2004
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Stress Corrosion Cracking: The Slow Strain-Rate Technique
W. J. Daniels1 Comparative Findings Using the Slow Strain-Rate, Constant Flow Stress, and U-Bend Stress Corrosion Cracking Techniques REFERENCE: Daniels, W. J. , "Comparative Findings Using the Slow Strain-Rate, Constant Flow ...
autorG. M. Ugiansky, American Society for Testing, G. M. Ugiansky, J. H. Payer, J. H. Payer, 1979
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Multiphase Flow 1995
Flow Pattern of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in a Horizontal U bend Pipe T. Sakaguchil, s. Hosokawal, Y. Fujiil, H. Minagawal, N. Nakamoriz, T. Uenoz andJ. Kodama3 I: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 2: ...
autorA. Serizawa, T. Fukano, J. Bataille, 1995
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Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, Second Edition
U-bend support: The natural frequency of the U-bend is considerably increased by providing a support known as antivibration bars (AVB) to the U-bend. Principal types of U-bend support configurations are (a) scalloped bars, (b) wiggle bars, ...
autorKuppan Thulukkanam, 2013
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Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Experiments 6: ERCOFTAC ...
U-BEND. PIPE. MESHED. BY. POLYHEDRAL. CELLS. C. Moulinec 1, S. Benhamadouche 112, D. Laurence 1:2 and M. Perié 3 IUMIST, PO Box 88, Manchester M60 IQD, UK 2 EDF-DER-LNH, 6 quai Watier, 78401 Chatou, France 3 ...
autorWolfgang Rodi, 2005
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Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis
Visual Examination of General Physical Features U-bend T2 was a replacement bend made out of two 90° elbows. U-bends T3 and T4 were original to the boiler. U-bend T3 contained a patch weld over a past failure. Both tubes IT and 4T had ...
autorKhlefa Alarbe Esaklul, 1993
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Laser Shock Processing of FCC Metals: Mechanical Properties ...
(3} :1 The treated region by massive LP impacts Original “eel Plate The U-bend sample llZ> '- lHZ> Q Original steel plate The LPed steel plate The U-bend LPed sample a are Original steel plate The U-bend sample '1' he LPed U-bend sample  ...
autorYongkang Zhang, Jinzhong Lu, Kaiyu Luo, 2013
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Corrosion of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
U-bend specimens arc prepared by bending u strip 180° around a mandrel with a predetermined radius. Figure 13 shows that bends less than 108° are also used. Standardized test methods are described in ASTM G 30, "Practice for Making ...
autorJoseph R. Davis, 1999
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «U-BEND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term U-bend is used in the context of the following news items.
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LED U-Bend Lamp replaces fluorescent tubes.
July 13, 2015 - Suitable for use in totally enclosed, bi-pin socketed luminaires, such as 2 x 2 ft T8 U-bend fluorescent fixtures, 16 Watt DirectFit U-bend Lamp ... «ThomasNet News, Jul 15»
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No Silicon Roundabout U-Bend U-Turn: Build that peninsula boys
Following a period of consultation, Transport for London has published a report showing that a significant proportion of the 1,300 people who expressed an ... «The Register, Jun 15»
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The secret of Old Faithful is a U-BEND: Researchers say …
Geysers like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park (pictured) erupt periodically because of loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbing ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
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How to get a decent plumber without going round the U-bend
A sudden leak or a boiler breakdown can be a real headache if you're not prepared for it. Things may not be too bad if you already know a trusted plumber or ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
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Is this your toilet nightmare? Creepy clip of giant millipede in U-bend
A stomach-turning video of a giant millipede squirming around in a toilet bowl has gone viral online. It's not known where the real-life horror movie originates ... «Mirror.co.uk, Dec 14»
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Hilary Fannin: If happiness is shaped like a U-bend, the only way for …
There is a popular construct doing the rounds that happiness is shaped like a U-bend. We start out youthful and optimistic, then slalom downhill as we age and ... «Irish Times, Dec 14»
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U wot? Silicon Roundabout set to become Silicon U-BEND
London's Silicon Roundabout is set to become a Silicon U-Bend as part of new plans to tart up the infamously grubby part of the city. Transport for London has ... «Register, Nov 14»
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Newborn baby found in toilet pipe after student mum gives birth then …
Police believe that the young woman had hoped to hide the pregnancy but because the toilet had no water filled U-bend, and because the pipe was only twenty ... «Mirror.co.uk, Sep 14»
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Review: A Letter Home by Neil Young – a froggy echo travelling up …
On A Letter Home, accompanied by guitar and a bit of whistling, Shakey's voice emerges as a froggy echo travelling up the U-bend of time. But his selection of ... «New Statesman, May 14»
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Here's Scientific Proof That Life Gets Better
It is, rather, a U-bend." Economists mining happiness research and self-reported well-being data discovered a perhaps counterintuitive truth: After roughly the ... «Huffington Post, Apr 14»
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