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cylinder

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪl.ɪn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

cylinder noun [C] (SHAPE)

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.

cylinder noun [C] (ENGINE PART)

the tube-shaped device, found especially in an engine, inside which the part of the engine that causes the fuel to produce power moves up and down: a six-cylinder engine
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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