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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. Cylindrical.
  15. Solid or hollow circular body, with parallel sides and circular ends.
  16. A circular body of uniform diameter, the extremities of which are equal parallel circles.
  17. A long roller- like body, solid or hollow, of uniform circumference.
  18. A roller; a long circular body of uniform diameter.
  19. Any region marked by definite tissue.

Usage examples for cylinder

  1. In the stern of the swift, twenty- four cylinder launch- a racing model- sat Captain Alden and Rrisa. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  2. The top of the cylinder has blown off. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  3. He could likewise fill the useless cylinder, wrap it about to increase its resistance to the powder- and thereby render its explosion far more violent. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  4. It was done by placing them in an iron cylinder one hundred feet in length, and six feet in diameter. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. This operation took some time, especially since he was careful not to cut the loose body inside, but at length the section was completed and the interior of the cylinder exposed, when he released it from the vice and held it up before me with an expression of triumph. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  6. The corn having been ground, the meal descends into a hollow cylinder, where it is mixed with water. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. So I asked him if we could really afford a six- cylinder car with tan slip- covers and electric lights. – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  8. On the other hand, the pressure of the spring should not be too great, since that would interfere with the free movement of the engine cylinder. – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates
  9. He tapped it on the cylinder with a finger. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  10. The cylinder was constantly turned during the recording, and in turning, was simultaneously moved forward. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  11. Dismounting, and taking his time to everything, he again tested his cinches, drew his gun from its holster and breaking it slipped a sixth cartridge into the cylinder. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  12. The cylinder business began again. – Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson
  13. Into the crowded cylinder came now only the rays from the high circlets, the streams from the huge wheel above the still growing cones. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  14. Clutching Hand watched eagerly, as though he had found some new, scientific engine of death in the little hollow cylinder. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  15. It was well that he did not know that the eleven- fifteen train he had taken in his flight to New York passed the huge, eight- cylinder Surreness of his beloved Jonathan in its race up the beach for the home of the Violet. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  16. " Yes," replied his father, " and the tumbler will answer only for a supposition; but for a real experiment it would be best to have a cylinder of iron." – Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] by Jacob Abbott
  17. Round the upper surface of this solid circular cylinder, and completely hiding the interior from view, is a stone parapet, 10 or 12 feet in height. – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
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