cylinder block

noun Automotive.

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

Origin of cylinder block

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called block, engine block. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cylinder block

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

    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 engineSometimes shortened to: block
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