cylinder-head

cylinder head

noun
(in a reciprocating engine or pump) a detachable plate or cover on the end opposite to that from which the piston rod or connecting rod projects.

Origin:
1880–85

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cylinder head
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: head the detachable metal casting that fits onto the top of a cylinder block. In an engine it contains part of the combustion chamber and in an overhead-valve four-stroke engine it houses the valves and their operating mechanisms

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