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(Automotive Engineering) the metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling channels or fins of a reciprocating internal-combustion engine. Sometimes shortened to: block
the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.Also called engine block.
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|Noun||1.||cylinder block - a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"|
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