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Main Entry: cyl·in·der
Pronunciation: primarystresssil-schwan-dschwar
Function: noun
1 : a geometric shape composed of two parallel faces of identical size and shape (as circles) and a curved surface that completely connects their borders
2 : a body (as the piston chamber of an engine, the barrel of a pump, or the part of a revolver which turns and holds the cartridges) shaped like a cylinder
- cy·lin·dri·cal /sschwa-primarystresslin-dri-kschwal/ adjective
- cy·lin·dri·cal·ly /-dri-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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