cylinder NOUN 1) a three-dimensional shape with straight parallel sides and a circular or oval cross section. 2) a piston chamber in a steam or internal-combustion engine. 3) a cylindrical container for liquefied gas under pressure. 4) a rotating metal roller in a printing press.
DERIVATIVES cylindrical adjective cylindrically adverb.
ORIGIN Greek kulindros 'roller' .

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