- 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)
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Origin of cylinder
OTHER WORDS FROM cylindercyl·in·der·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cylinder
Ice cores are cylinders removed from such ice, such as a glacier.Analyze This: Perfumes from everyday products collect in distant ice|Carolyn Wilke|September 30, 2020|Science News For Students
Anderson filled a cylinder with uncooked rice grains and sealed it off, heating the container while rotating it and increasing the interior pressure.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack|Brenna Houck|September 17, 2020|Eater
A little over two years ago, a shipping container-sized cylinder bearing Microsoft’s name and logo was lowered onto the ocean floor off the northern coast of Scotland.Microsoft Had a Crazy Idea to Put Servers Under Water—and It Totally Worked|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|September 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
Even if Milwaukee was guilty of treating the seeding games like a tune-up, Giannis’s game was still firing on all cylinders.
In new lab experiments, physicists dropped a cylinder onto this goop.
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.
He took a small metal cylinder from his pajama pocket and picked up the guitar.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
I believe you will find this an exceeding good duty for a 5½-inch cylinder engine.
At Wheal Alfred they have a 64-inch cylinder; the air-pump is 20 inches, and the stroke is half that of the engine.
A four-way cock near the top of the cylinder turned the steam on and off.
A flattish cover was bolted on to the top of the boiler, and the cylinder was let down into this top.
People used to say that she forked the mine better than two of Boulton and Watt's 80-inch cylinder engines.
British Dictionary definitions for cylinder
Derived forms of cylindercylinder-like, adjective
Word Origin for cylinder
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see firing on all cylinders.