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Definition 1: a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air - [noun denoting artifact]

(cylinder is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is part of cylinder) a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

Definition 2: a chamber within which piston moves - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cylinder in the sense of this definition

(cylinder is a kind of ...) a natural or artificial enclosed space

(... is a kind of cylinder ) a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston

(cylinder is a part of ...) a valve that controls the flow of fluid through an intake

(... is part of cylinder) a mechanical device that compresses gasses

(... is part of cylinder) a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

"the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"

(... is part of cylinder) a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

Definition 3: a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line - [noun denoting shape]

(cylinder is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of cylinder ) a hollow cast iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes

(... is a kind of cylinder ) cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill

(... is a kind of cylinder ) cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head

(... is a kind of cylinder ) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

(... is a kind of cylinder ) a cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave

(... is a kind of cylinder ) a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave

(... is a kind of cylinder ) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

(... is a kind of cylinder ) a hollow cylindrical shape

Definition 4: a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases) - [noun denoting shape]

(cylinder is a kind of ...) a three-dimensional shape

(... is a kind of cylinder ) anything rolled up in cylindrical form

(... is a kind of cylinder ) a cylinder that revolves

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