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cylindrical

[ si-lin-dri-kuh l or si-lin-drik ]SEE DEFINITION OF cylindrical

Synonyms for cylindrical

  • barrel-shaped
  • circular
  • columnar
  • cylindric
  • round
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CYLINDRICAL

Corinne put out her hand and patted Pascal's cylindrical wrist.

The asci are cylindrical, slightly pointed at the apex, 8-spored.

A cylindrical building, unexpected in this wilderness, loomed up.

The legs were cylindrical, jointed at knee and thigh with huge discs.

Conic -al: cylindrical, with a flat base, tapering to a point.

A great, black, cylindrical shell came with a demoniac shriek.

His groping hand closed about an object hard and cylindrical.

I use 'round' rather than 'cylindrical,' for simplicity's sake.

Mallet-heads are made square, cylindrical, and barrel-shaped.

In most cases it is cylindrical and it may be compressed in a few cases.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, probably from cylindric (but this is attested only from 1680s), from Greek kylindrikos, from kylindros (see cylinder) + -al (1).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CYLINDRICAL

globoid

adjectiveround
  • annular
  • arced
  • arched
  • arciform
  • bent
  • bowed
  • bulbous
  • circular
  • coiled
  • curled
  • curved
  • curvilinear
  • cylindrical
  • discoid
  • disk-shaped
  • domical
  • egg-shaped
  • elliptical
  • globose
  • globular
  • looped
  • orbed
  • orbicular
  • orbiculate
  • oval
  • ringed
  • rotund
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