- 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
Related Words for cylinderbarrel
Examples from the Web for cylinder
Contemporary Examples of 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.The Malaysian Air Tragedy Reawakens a Primal Fear
Kelly Williams Brown
July 19, 2014
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
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
April 6, 2014
The point of having lots of businesses under one roof is that not every unit will fire on every cylinder in every quarter.So Long, Washington Post
August 5, 2013
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
April 30, 2012
Historical Examples of cylinder
His assistant then turned the cock and shut off the gas from the cylinder.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
He employed a cylinder 12 centimeters in diameter fitted with a piston.
If steam is forced into the cylinder the piston will be forced to the opposite end of the cylinder.
The holes G which are bored around the cylinder are the exhaust ports.
This cylinder block is soldered to the piston as shown in Fig. 56.
Word Origin 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.
see firing on all cylinders.