cylinder block

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cylinder block

[′sil·ən·dər ‚bläk]
(design engineering)
The metal casting comprising the piston chambers of a multicylinder internal combustion engine. Also known as block; engine block.

cylinder block

cylinder block
The main casing of a bank of cylinders in an in-line internal combustion engine. It is a single unit enclosing a row of liquid-cooled in-line cylinders and other internal parts.
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