Adjective "cylindrical" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having straight parallel sides and a circular or oval cross-section; in the shape or form of a cylinder.
  1. 'the cavity is roughly cylindrical'
  2. 'Because the bore is cylindrical, clarinets are much cheaper to make than oboes.'
  3. 'Each area contains workspaces equipped with cylindrical, mobile partitions.'
  4. 'To the right of the entrance portico is a cylindrical tower which contains the study centre.'
  5. 'I also thought of the huge cylindrical fuel storage tanks, with stairs that circle around the outside.'
  6. 'The litter bin has a stainless-steel cylindrical body with a polythene liner providing a capacity of up to 70 litres.'


1. of, relating to, or having the form of a cylinder.

More examples(as adjective)

"containers can be cylindrical with areas."

"bars can be cylindrical with diameters."

"bars can be cylindrical in shapes."

"shapes can be cylindrical."

"forms can be cylindrical."

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