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Definitions of cylinder

  1. a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a chamber within which piston moves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The barrel of an air or other pump. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The surface generated by a straight line moving parallel to a fixed straight line, and constantly touching a fixed curve; a solid bounded by such a surface and two parallel plane surfaces; a roller; a chamber in which force is exerted on the piston of an engine; the barrel of a pump; a round roller for printing; a roller-shaped stone with wedge-shaped inscriptions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A solid circular or roller-like body, whose ends are equal parallet circles. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Solid or hollow circular body, with parallel sides and circular ends. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A circular body of uniform diameter, the extremities of which are equal parallel circles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A long roller-like body, solid or hollow, of uniform circumference. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A roller; a long circular body of uniform diameter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Any region marked by definite tissue. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for cylinder

  1. In the stern of the swift, twenty- four cylinder launch- a racing model- sat Captain Alden and Rrisa. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  2. The top of the cylinder has blown off. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
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