Cylinder (of a reciprocating engine)

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A cavity or enclosure of cylindrical shape within which a piston of circular cross-section moves and in which a gas or vapour is expanded or ignited to provide motive power to the piston.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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