cylinder block

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cylinder block

n
(Automotive Engineering) the metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling channels or fins of a reciprocating internal-combustion engine. Sometimes shortened to: block
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cyl′inder block`


n.
the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.
Also called engine block.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cylinder block - a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an enginecylinder block - a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"
casting, cast - object formed by a mold
piston chamber, cylinder - a chamber within which piston moves
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
reciprocating engine - an internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders
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Translations

cylinder block

nmonoblocco
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