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cylinder block

noun, Automotive.
1.
the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.
Also called block, engine block.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for cylinder block

cylinder block

noun
1.
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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