clavi·cylinder | \ ¦klavə+ \
plural clavicylinders

Definition of clavicylinder 

: a 19th-century keyboard instrument in which pressing a key brings a rod into contact with a revolving tuned glass cylinder

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First Known Use of clavicylinder

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clavicylinder

German klavizylinder, from klavi- clavi- + zylinder cylinder, from Latin cylindrus

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