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cylinder block

noun Automotive.
  1. the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.
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Origin of cylinder block

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called block, engine block.
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Examples from the Web for cylinder block

Historical Examples

  • 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

  1. the metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling channels or fins of a reciprocating internal-combustion engineSometimes shortened to: block
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