a sheet of glass formed originally in the shape of a cylinder and then divided lengthwise and flattened.
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- cylinder barrel,
- cylinder block,
- cylinder desk,
- cylinder front,
- cylinder head,
- cylinder press,
- cylinder saw,
- cylinder seal,
Origin of cylinder glass
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
Also called broad glass.
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