cylinder

cylinder
a) A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve.

When the two-dimensional curve is a circle, the cylinder is called a circular cylinder. When the axis is perpendicular to the plane of the curve, the cylinder is called a right cylinder. In non-mathematical usage, both right and circular are usually implied.

b) A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.

A big greyish rounded bulk, the size, perhaps, of a bear, was rising slowly and painfully out of the cylinder.

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