cylinder

[ sil-in-der ]SEE DEFINITION OF cylinder

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CYLINDER

His assistant then turned the cock and shut off the gas from the cylinder.

He employed a cylinder 12 centimeters in diameter fitted with a piston.

If steam is forced into the cylinder the piston will be forced to the opposite end of the cylinder.

The holes G which are bored around the cylinder are the exhaust ports.

This cylinder block is soldered to the piston as shown in Fig. 56.

The second cylinder block is now finished according to the drawing.

The steam is conducted to the cylinder through the short pipe K.

The contacting faces of the cylinder blocks should also be kept lubricated.

He often turns on a cylinder to amuse the boy, but I never knew him try that one.

Placing the roll in reverse order in the cylinder he started the mechanism of the organ.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French cylindre (14c.), from Latin cylindrus "roller, cylinder," from Greek kylindros "a cylinder, roller, roll," from kylindein "to roll," of unknown origin.

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