Cyl"in*droid (s?l"?n-droid), n. [Gr. cylinder + -oid: cf. F. cylindrode.]


A solid body resembling a right cylinder, but having the bases or ends elliptical.

2. Geom.

A certain surface of the third degree, described by a moving straight line; -- used to illustrate the motions of a rigid body and also the forces acting on the body.


© Webster 1913.

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