cylinder head

noun

Definition of cylinder head 

: the closed end of an engine or pump cylinder

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The cylinder heads of the Cummins 5-liter V8 are aluminum alloy while the block is made of an alloy of aluminum and compacted graphite iron, which Nissan says is lighter and stronger than the iron traditionally used for diesel blocks. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Nissan’s hard-working Titan XD outlier delivers bang-for-the-buck," 2 June 2018 Some sits in the cylinder heads and other sneaky places. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Water leaks in cars can be as elusive as mermaids," 6 May 2017 Every half hour, the Major calling for cylinder heads. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Lesson of 'Mudbound,' Miller and 'Darkest Hour': The future favors the rest of us," 26 Jan. 2018 John Judd's Joe Keller — he who sent out cracked cylinder heads rather than lose his government contracts in World War II — is no flawed everyman. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "17 shows to see now," 16 Feb. 2018 But although both EcoTec3 V8s share aluminum block and cylinder heads, direct injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation, the 6.2 is an extra-cost item on the Tahoe RST. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Fortified Tahoe: Chevy finally offers 6.2-liter V8 in its star SUV," 9 Feb. 2018 Every aspect of the new version will follow authentic, original specifications, including the sleek hood, wide-angle cylinder heads, quick-change brake calipers, and unmistakable tail fin. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "Jaguar Will Make 25 New D-Type Roadsters for Die-Hard Devotees," 7 Feb. 2018 Aluminum cylinder heads sit atop a compacted-graphite iron block, and a two-stage oil pump keeps the 6.5-quart oil supply circulating with an eye toward efficiency by reducing parasitic loss. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "2018 Ford F-150 Diesel: The Best-Selling Pickup Gets a Power Stroke," 9 Jan. 2018 And this new engine boasts plenty of tech, including direct injection; a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger mounted directly to the cylinder head; and a variable-displacement two-stage oil pump. Daniel Pund, Car and Driver, "2018 Jeep Wrangler," 13 Dec. 2017

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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