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Noun: cylinder  si-lin-du(r)
  1. A solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
  2. A surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
  3. A chamber within which piston moves
    - piston chamber
  4. A cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
  5. (computing) the parallel set of tracks in a hard disk system used to store data

Derived forms: cylinders

Type of: chamber, container, round shape, solid

Part of: aqualung, Aqua-Lung, block, compressor, cylinder block, engine block, pump, scuba

Encyclopedia: Cylinder, Iowa