Wet Sump

Technology / Motorcycle / Wet Sump: As part of the lubricating system of an internal combustion engine, a wet sump is a built-in oil reservoir at the base of the engine. From there oil is pumped into various engine bearings and then drained back down to the sump. A benefit of a wet sump, as compared to a dry sump, is its simple internal design, using a single pump with no external reservoir or connecting hoses or tubes which may leak. On the other hand a wet sump is unsuitable for high-performance applications, such as racing through corners, where the oil may slosh around inside the sump and briefly deprive the system of oil which could damage the engine.

Other Words for Wet

Wet Adjective Synonyms: milksop, softie or softy, lightweight, drip, loser, weed, wimp, weak sister
Wet Verb Synonyms: rain, wetness, mist, dew, fog, damp, humidity
Wet Noun Synonyms: moist, moistened, damp, dampened, soaked, soaking, sopping, wringing, dripping, sodden, soppy, saturated, drenched

Dry Sump

Technology / Motorcycle / Dry Sump: An oil lubrication system for four-stroke and two-stroke internal combustion engines that incorporates an additional oil reservoir as compared to a wet sump system. Rather than the oil being collected MORE


Business / Construction / Sump: Pit or large plastic bucket/barrel inside the home designed to collect ground water from a perimeter drain system. MORE

Wet Edge

Life Style / Painting / Wet Edge: Length of time a wall paint can stand and be brushed back in to the next stretch without showing a lap. MORE