Definition of cylindrical in English:

cylindrical

(also cylindric)

adjective

  • Having straight parallel sides and a circular or oval cross-section; in the shape or form of a cylinder.

    ‘a cylindrical plastic container’
    ‘the cavity is roughly cylindrical’
    • ‘A gallery room was dominated by a freestanding crocheted tent - cylindrical, with a conical top.’
    • ‘They sell hundreds of optical quality cylindrical lenses.’
    • ‘Standing at a distance from the sculpture, we see a cylindrical container perched on a tall, square-topped, three-legged stool.’
    • ‘He wore a tall cylindrical hat.’
    • ‘I also thought of the huge cylindrical fuel storage tanks, with stairs that circle around the outside.’
    • ‘The litter bin has a stainless-steel cylindrical body with a polythene liner providing a capacity of up to 70 litres.’
    • ‘The sculpture is made up of seven cylindrical blue tubes.’
    • ‘To the right of the entrance portico is a cylindrical tower which contains the study centre.’
    • ‘Each area contains workspaces equipped with cylindrical, mobile partitions.’
    • ‘Because the bore is cylindrical, clarinets are much cheaper to make than oboes.’

Pronunciation

cylindrical

/sɪˈlɪndrɪk(ə)l/