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cylinder

noun [C]  /ˈsɪl·ən·dər/ us  

cylinder noun [C] (SHAPE)

geometry a solid that has long straight sides and circular ends of equal size, or a hollow object shaped like this and often used as a container: Inside a roll of paper towels there’s a cardboard cylinder.

cylinder noun [C] (ENGINE PART)

the tube-shaped part of an engine inside of which the piston (= part that causes the fuel to produce power) moves up and down: The engine isn’t firing on all its cylinders.
cylindrical
adjective  /səˈlɪn·drɪ·kəl/ us  
geometry cylindrical structures
Translations of “cylinder”
in Korean 원기둥, 원통…
in Arabic أسطوانة…
in French cylindre, bouteille…
in Turkish silindir, merdane, (araç) silindir…
in Italian cilindro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形狀, 圓柱體, 圓柱狀物…
in Russian цилиндр…
in Polish cylinder…
in Spanish cilindro…
in Portuguese cilindro…
in German der Zylinder…
in Catalan cilindre…
in Japanese 円柱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形状, 圆柱体, 圆柱状物…
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