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engine block

noun, Automotive.

cylinder block

noun, Automotive.
the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine are bored.
Also called block, engine block.
Origin of cylinder block
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If it had really wanted to damage him, why hadn't it hit him with the engine block?

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for engine block

cylinder block

the metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling channels or fins of a reciprocating internal-combustion engine Sometimes shortened to block
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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