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noun Automotive.
the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.
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Also called block, engine block.

Origin of cylinder block

First recorded in 1920–25
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cylinder block

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