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cylinder

noun [C]  us   /ˈsɪl·ən·dər/

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  us   /səˈlɪn·drɪ·kəl/
geometry cylindrical structures
Translations of “cylinder”
in Arabic أسطوانة…
in Korean 원기둥, 원통…
in Malaysian silinder, blok, tangki silinder…
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 Vietnamese hình trụ, trục, xi lanh…
in Spanish cilindro…
in Portuguese cilindro…
in Thai รูปทรงกระบอก, กระบอก…
in German der Zylinder…
in Catalan cilindre…
in Japanese 円柱…
in Indonesian silinder, tabung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形状, 圆柱体, 圆柱状物…
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