Cylinder (container) in a refrigerating system for storing liquid refrigerant and which also holds a quantity of desiccant.


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POLYLINER

A perforated sleeve with longitudinal ribs that is used inside the cylinder of an injection-molding machine.

PITCH CYLINDER

A cylinder representing the pitch surface of a spur gear.

PISTON DISPLACEMENT

The volume which a piston in a cylinder displaces in a single stroke, equal to the distance the piston travels times the internal cross section of the cylinder.

OVERHEAD-VALVE ENGINE

A fourstroke-cycle internal combustion engine having its valves located in the cylinder head, operated by pushrods that actuate rocker arms. Abbreviated OHV engine. Also known as valve-in-head engine.

OVERHEAD CAMSHAFT

A camshaft mounted above the cylinder head.

OPTICAL INDICATOR

An instrument which makes a plot of pressure in the cylinder of an engine as a function of piston (or volume) displacement, making use of magnification by optical systems and photographic recording; for example, the small motion of a pressure diaphragm may be transmitted to a mirror to deflect a beam of light.

OPEN CAISSON

A caisson in the form of a cylinder or shaft that is open at both ends; it is set in place, pumped dry, and filled with concrete.

MOLE DRAIN

A subsurface channel for water drainage; formed by pulling a solid object, usually a solid cylinder having a wedge-shaped point at one end, through the soil at the proper slope and depth.

MINOR DIAMETER

The diameter of a minor diameter minor loop cylinder bounding the root of an external thread or the crest of an internal thread.

MERCER ENGINE

A revolving-block engine in which two opposing pistons operate in a single cylinder with two rollers attached to each piston; intake ports are uncovered when the pistons are closest together, and exhaust ports are uncovered when they are farthest apart.

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