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Cylinder meaning

cylinder - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong, and the cross section is circular.
  2. 2. The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length.
  3. 3. Any hollow body of cylindrical form
  4. 4. The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam.
  5. 5. The barrel of an air or other pump.
  6. 6. The revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press.
  7. 7. The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver.
  8. 8. The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom.
  9. 9. Cylindrical.
  10. 10. Solid or hollow circular body, with parallel sides and circular ends.

cylinder - examples of usage

  1. He glanced at his document, rolled it into a cylinder between his fingers, and gazed into the fire. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It was a good thing that I had the six- cylinder car handy, for he surely led me a chase! - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  3. It was a cylinder with a rounded top and a diameter of fifty feet or so. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
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