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English definition of “cylinder”

cylinder

noun [C] (SHAPE)    /ˈsɪl.ɪn.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
a solid or hollow tube with long straight sides and two circular ends the same size, or an object shaped like this, often used as a container: Deep-sea divers carry cylinders of oxygen on their backs.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objectsSpherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes
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