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cylinder block

noun

, Automotive.
  1. the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.


cylinder block

noun

  1. the metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling channels or fins of a reciprocating internal-combustion engine Sometimes shortened toblock


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cylinder block1

First recorded in 1920–25

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Example Sentences

It will be noticed that the casting shown at Fig. 86 has a large opening in the side of the cylinder block.

After it is cut and bent to shape the second cylinder block is soldered in place.

It will be seen that the pivot goes through both the second cylinder block and the engine standard.

Otherwise the steam pressure will force the cylinder-block faces apart and steam leakage will result.

When he had perfected it, in keeping with his agreement, he threw the new cylinder-block open for the use of his fellows.

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