Definition of 'cylinder'
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If you think about it, these are like cylinders in an engine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The foundry is charging its furnaces to cast the engine block and cylinder heads. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The doctor helped us to get an oxygen cylinder and we did the best we could. The Sun (2014)Thirty firefighters battled the blaze yesterday and stopped it spreading to gas cylinders and oil drums nearby. The Sun (2015)It may only have three cylinders but they give the up! The Sun (2011)She tried to put her head inside the cylinder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She blocked the door with an oxygen cylinder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Support divers ferried gas cylinders and other supplies in shallow areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When he returned he found a bicycle with a gas cylinder strapped to it left next to his car. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They then ran with her down the hard shoulder as gas cylinders inside exploded in flames and destroyed the ambulance. The Sun (2006)The oxygen cylinders kept running out. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But because each one is feeding only three cylinders, you still have loads of power and loads of torque. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Because the four cylinders in the engine lie flat, this car has a lower centre of gravity than is usual. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These heat the combustion chambers of the engine cylinders for a few seconds to help the engine fire up from stone cold with minimal exhaust smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My dealer tells me the plugs are seized in and that it would cost 1,000 to take off the cylinder heads to remove them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Maybe that I am not completely working on all eight cylinders. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It not only delivers more power than the last model from just two litres and four cylinders, but is also the sharpest steer in its class. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's literally so steep, you need a car with six cylinders to make it up without the engine dying. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The BMW had a 3.2 litre six cylinder engine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The engines are likely to be reduced in size from 2.4 litres and eight cylinders to 1.6 litres and four or six cylinders with a turbo charger. Times, Sunday Times (2010)SHAPE The cylinders in an engine are arranged to fire in pairs or one after the other, which helps the engine run more smoothly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'cylinder'
British English: cylinder /ˈsɪlɪndə/ NOUN
A cylinder is a shape or container with flat circular ends and long straight sides.
...a cardboard cylinder.
- American English: cylinder
- Arabic: أُسْطُوَانة
- Brazilian Portuguese: cilindro
- Chinese: 圆筒容器
- Croatian: cilindar
- Czech: válec
- Danish: cylinder
- Dutch: cilinder
- European Spanish: cilindro
- Finnish: lieriö
- French: cylindre
- German: Zylinder
- Greek: κύλινδρος
- Italian: cilindro
- Japanese: 円筒
- Korean: 원통
- Norwegian: sylinder
- Polish: cylinder
- European Portuguese: cilindro
- Romanian: cilindru
- Russian: цилиндр
- Spanish: cilindro
- Swedish: cylinder
- Thai: ทรงกระบอก
- Turkish: silindir
- Ukrainian: циліндр
- Vietnamese: hình trụ
Definition of cylinder from the Collins English Dictionary
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