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Meaning of “cylinder” in the English Dictionary

"cylinder" in British English

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cylindernoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɪl.ɪn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
  • cylinder noun [C] (SHAPE)

a ​solid or ​hollowtube with ​longstraightsides and two ​circularends the same ​size, or an ​objectshaped like this, often used as a ​container: Deep-sea ​diverscarry cylinders of ​oxygen on ​theirbacks.
  • cylinder noun [C] (ENGINE PART)

the tube-shaped ​device, ​foundespecially in an ​engine, inside which the ​part of the ​engine that ​causes the ​fuel to ​producepowermoves up and down: a six-cylinder ​engine
(Definition of cylinder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cylinder" in American English

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cylindernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɪl·ən·dər/
  • cylinder noun [C] (SHAPE)

geometry a ​solid that has ​longstraightsides and ​circularends of ​equalsize, or a ​hollowobjectshaped like this and often used as a ​container: Inside a ​roll of ​papertowels 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 ​producepower) moves up and down: The ​engine isn’t ​firing on all ​its cylinders.
cylindrical
adjective  us   /səˈlɪn·drɪ·kəl/
geometry cylindrical ​structures
(Definition of cylinder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cylinder”
in Korean 원기둥, 원통…
in Arabic أسطوانة…
in Malaysian silinder, blok, tangki silinder…
in French cylindre, bouteille…
in Russian цилиндр…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形狀, 圓柱體, 圓柱狀物…
in Italian cilindro…
in Turkish silindir, merdane, (araç) silindir…
in Polish cylinder…
in Spanish cilindro…
in Vietnamese hình trụ, trục, xi lanh…
in Portuguese cilindro…
in Thai รูปทรงกระบอก, กระบอก…
in German der Zylinder…
in Catalan cilindre…
in Japanese 円柱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形状, 圆柱体, 圆柱状物…
in Indonesian silinder, tabung…
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