cylinder block

The main casing of a bank of cylinders in an in-line internal combustion engine. It is a single unit enclosing a row of liquid-cooled in-line cylinders and other internal parts.

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  • Cylinder block — A modern passenger car engine block, integrating the crankcase and all cylinders. The cylinder head bolts to the deck surface at top. Many ribs and bosses can be seen on the side of the casting. This block is for a straight six engine …   Wikipedia

  • cylinder block — noun a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked • Syn: ↑engine block, ↑block • Hypernyms: ↑cast, ↑casting • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cylinder block — Auto. the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal combustion engine are bored. Also called block, engine block. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • cylinder block — cyl′inder block n. aum the metal casting in which the cylinders of an internal combustion engine are bored Also called engine block …   From formal English to slang

  • cylinder block — The basic framework of the engine to which other engine parts are attached. It is usually a casting and includes the engine cylinders and the upper part of the crankcase. Also see engine block …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • cylinder block — /ˈsɪləndə blɒk/ (say siluhnduh blok) noun the casting in which the cylinders of an internal combustion engine are contained …   Australian English dictionary

  • cylinder block heater — An electric heater element in the water jacket connected at the other end to house current. The element warms the coolant so that in very cold weather the block will not crack and the car will start easier. Often just called block heater …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Block — may refer to: * A way of controlling train movement in railway signalling * Postage stamp block, an attached group of postage stampsObjects* A large concrete or stone brick * Block (sailing), a single or multiple pulley used on sailboats *… …   Wikipedia

  • block — ► NOUN 1) a large solid piece of material with flat surfaces on each side. 2) chiefly Brit. a large single building subdivided into separate flats or offices. 3) a group of buildings bounded by four streets. 4) a large quantity of things regarded …   English terms dictionary

  • Cylinder head — A 302/5.0L Ford cylinder head In an internal combustion engine, the cylinder head (often informally abbreviated to just head) sits above the cylinders on top of the cylinder block. It closes in the top of the cylinder, forming the combustion… …   Wikipedia

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