Meaning of CYLINDER in English

CYLINDER

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪlɪndə(r) ]

( cylinders)

1.

A cylinder is an object with flat circular ends and long straight sides.

...a cylinder of foam...

It was recorded on a wax cylinder.

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2.

A gas cylinder is a cylinder-shaped container in which gas is kept under pressure.

...oxygen cylinders.

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3.

In an engine, a cylinder is a cylinder-shaped part in which a piston moves backwards and forwards.

...a 2.5 litre, four-cylinder engine.

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