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cylinder block

noun, Automotive.
the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.
Also called block, engine block.
Origin of cylinder block
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It will be noticed that the casting shown at Fig. 86 has a large opening in the side of the cylinder block.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The second cylinder block is now finished according to the drawing.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • After it is cut and bent to shape the second cylinder block is soldered in place.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • It will be seen that the pivot goes through both the second cylinder block and the engine standard.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • This cylinder block is soldered to the piston as shown in Fig. 56.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
British Dictionary definitions for cylinder block

cylinder block

the metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling channels or fins of a reciprocating internal-combustion engine Sometimes shortened to block
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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