cylinder head
noun Date: 1884 the closed end of an engine or pump cylinder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cylinder head — The detachable metal (aluminum or iron) plate or cap that is bolted to the top of the cylinder block. It is used to cover the tops of the cylinders, in many cases the cylinder head contains the valves, it also forms part of the combustion chamber …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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  • cylinder head — noun the end cover of a cylinder in an internal combustion engine, against which the piston compresses the cylinder s contents …   English new terms dictionary

  • cylinder head — /ˈsɪləndə hɛd/ (say siluhnduh hed) noun a detachable portion of an engine fastened securely to the cylinder block containing all or a portion of the combustion chamber …   Australian English dictionary

  • cylinder head — noun a detachable plate that covers the closed end of a cylinder chamber in a reciprocating engine or pump • Hypernyms: ↑plate …   Useful english dictionary

  • cylinder head — cyl′inder head n. aum (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 • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • cylinder head — (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. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • cylinder head — noun A part of an internal combustion engine, usually made as a removable piece, that closes one end of the engines cylinders …   Wiktionary

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