Water-hammer definitions

A banging noise heard in a water pipe following an abrupt alteration of the flow with resultant pressure surges.
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A banging noise in steam pipes, caused by steam bubbles entering a cold pipe partially filled with water.
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The hammering sound caused in a pipe containing water when live steam is passed through it.
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The thump of water in a pipe, caused by an air lock, when a faucet is suddenly closed.
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A surge of pressure in a pipe carrying a fluid; especially the banging sound in a steam or hot water pipe caused by bubbles of air, or by an abrupt alteration of the flow.
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