Meaning of “cylindrical” in the English Dictionary

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"cylindrical" in British English

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cylindricaladjective

uk /sɪˈlɪn.drɪ.kəl/ us /sɪˈlɪn.drɪ.kəl/

Examples from literature

  • Arteries are the cylindrical tubes which carry blood to every part of the system. 
  • The eggs are white, slender, and cylindrical. 
  • The latter is an air-tight cylindrical or oblong container placed below ground, in which raw sewage purifies itself by the inherent bacteria. 
  • The roots of this species are cylindrical and very sweet, and are usually roasted under the ashes. 
  • The weight of the cylindrical portion of the specimen is obtained after the test. 

(Definition of “cylindrical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)