- a rotating cylinder that produces the impression and under which a flat form to be printed from passes.
- either of two cylinders, one carrying a curved form or plate to be printed from, that rotate against each other in opposite directions.
verb (used with object)
Origin of cylinder
Examples from the Web for cylinder
When we step into that cylinder of dry air and certain doom, all we can think is what it will be like when it crashes.
That cylinder is in a chamber within the satellite, not unlike an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.The Equivalence Principle and Testing Einstein With Spaceships and Atoms|Matthew R. Francis|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Agate was widely used to carve high-value objects like signets and cylinder seals in the ancient Near East.Spain’s New ‘Holy Grail’: Jesus Couldn’t Afford That Kind of Bling|Candida Moss|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The point of having lots of businesses under one roof is that not every unit will fire on every cylinder in every quarter.
He trades Pearl, 12, to a neighbor for some quilts, not quite a gallon of cylinder oil, and $7.American Dreams: ‘Tobacco Road’ by Erskine Caldwell|Nathaniel Rich|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The cross-head is a small piece of aluminum bronze, running on round guides that also serve as cylinder braces.Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II|S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
Helplessly the boy spun the cylinder and snapped the hammer again and again, but to no purpose.Twenty-Four Unusual Stories for Boys and Girls|Anna Cogswell Tyler
This transplanter consists of a cylinder of thin sheet steel.The Hawaiian Islands|The Department of Foreign Affairs
The weight descending caused the cylinder to revolve, setting the train in motion.Time Telling through the Ages|Harry Chase Brearley
Auxiliary air ports were provided in the cylinder walls so that the pistons overran them at the end of their stroke.A History of Aeronautics|E. Charles Vivian
British Dictionary definitions for cylinder
Word Origin for cylinder
Word Origin and History for cylinder
1560s, from Middle French cylindre (14c.), from Latin cylindrus "roller, cylinder," from Greek kylindros "a cylinder, roller, roll," from kylindein "to roll," of unknown origin.
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Idioms and Phrases with cylinder
see firing on all cylinders.