Cylinder press
Cylinder Cyl"in*der (s?l"?n-d?r), n. [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. {Calender} the machine.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Geom.) (a) A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong, and the cross section is circular. (b) The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length. [1913 Webster]

2. Any hollow body of cylindrical form, as: (a) The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam. (b) The barrel of an air or other pump. (c) (Print.) The revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press. (d) The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver. [1913 Webster]

3. The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom. [1913 Webster]

{Cylinder axis}. (Anat.) See {Axis cylinder}, under {Axis}.

{Cylinder engine} (Paper Making), a machine in which a cylinder takes up the pulp and delivers it in a continuous sheet to the dryers.

{Cylinder escapement}. See {Escapement}.

{Cylinder glass}. See {Glass}.

{Cylinder mill}. See {Roller mill}.

{Cylinder press}. See {Press}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cylinder press — Press Press, n. [F. presse. See 4th {Press}.] 1. An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cylinder press — noun a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type • Syn: ↑flatbed press • Hypernyms: ↑press, ↑printing press * * * noun : a printing press in which a rotating cylinder rolls… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cylinder press — a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper. Also called flat bed press. Cf. rotary press. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cylinder press — cyl′inder press n. pri a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper …   From formal English to slang

  • Cylinder press — Плоскопечатная машина …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • cylinder press — /ˈsɪləndə prɛs/ (say siluhnduh pres) noun → press1 (def. 33a) …   Australian English dictionary

  • stop-cylinder press — noun : a cylinder press in which the cylinder revolves only when the bed makes its printing stroke and remains stationary on the return stroke compare two revolution press …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat-bed cylinder press — flat bed cylinder press, a printing press in which the paper is pressed between a revolving cylinder and a reciprocating flat surface holding the type or printing plates …   Useful english dictionary

  • Automatic cylinder press — Плоскопечатный автомат …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Direct flat-bed cylinder press — Плоскопечатная машина для непосредственного печатания с формы на бумаге …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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