Definitions of cylinder

  1. a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
  2. a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
  3. a chamber within which piston moves
  4. a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes ( the bases)
  5. A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong, and the cross section is circular.
  6. The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length.
  7. The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam.
  8. The barrel of an air or other pump.
  9. The revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press.
  10. The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver.
  11. The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom.
  12. The surface generated by a straight line moving parallel to a fixed straight line, and constantly touching a fixed curve; a solid bounded by such a surface and two parallel plane surfaces; a roller; a chamber in which force is exerted on the piston of an engine; the barrel of a pump; a round roller for printing; a roller- shaped stone with wedge- shaped inscriptions.
  13. A solid circular or roller- like body, whose ends are equal parallet circles.
  14. Solid or hollow circular body, with parallel sides and circular ends.
  15. A circular body of uniform diameter, the extremities of which are equal parallel circles.
  16. A long roller- like body, solid or hollow, of uniform circumference.
  17. A roller; a long circular body of uniform diameter.
  18. Any region marked by definite tissue.