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noun as in a geometrical form

Strongest match

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Ice cores are cylinders removed from such ice, such as a glacier.

Anderson filled a cylinder with uncooked rice grains and sealed it off, heating the container while rotating it and increasing the interior pressure.

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A little over two years ago, a shipping container-sized cylinder bearing Microsoft’s name and logo was lowered onto the ocean floor off the northern coast of Scotland.

Even if Milwaukee was guilty of treating the seeding games like a tune-up, Giannis’s game was still firing on all cylinders.

In new lab experiments, physicists dropped a cylinder onto this goop.

When we step into that cylinder of dry air and certain doom, all we can think is what it will be like when it crashes.

He took a small metal cylinder from his pajama pocket and picked up the guitar.

That cylinder is in a chamber within the satellite, not unlike an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

Agate was widely used to carve high-value objects like signets and cylinder seals in the ancient Near East.

The point of having lots of businesses under one roof is that not every unit will fire on every cylinder in every quarter.

I believe you will find this an exceeding good duty for a 5½-inch cylinder engine.

At Wheal Alfred they have a 64-inch cylinder; the air-pump is 20 inches, and the stroke is half that of the engine.

A four-way cock near the top of the cylinder turned the steam on and off.

A flattish cover was bolted on to the top of the boiler, and the cylinder was let down into this top.

People used to say that she forked the mine better than two of Boulton and Watt's 80-inch cylinder engines.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cylinder, such as: barrel, circular solid, and volumetric curve.

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