cylinder head


Definition of cylinder head

: the closed end of an engine or pump cylinder

Examples of cylinder head in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without sufficient spark, Top Fuel engines run the risk of hydro lock—where there’s more fuel in the combustion chamber than can be ignited—which can blow the cylinder head clean off the motor. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2022 There's new variable cam phasing, and the exhaust headers have been integrated into the cylinder head, which helps thermal management and efficiency at high loads. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 28 Feb. 2022 Besides the Lamborghini’s cylinder head and crankshafts, the V16T motor shared the Uracco’s bore and stroke dimensions, too, with the turbochargers giving it 540hp and 400lb/ft of torque. Michael Taylor, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 This accounts for and cares about every part, from the cylinder head to camshaft, to ensure the engine purrs. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2021 Featuring such innovations as a 16-valve cylinder head, twin-spark ignition, aluminium pistons, and a magnesium crankcase, the Blower's 4.4-liter four was one of the most powerful in the world at that time, making 240 horsepower in race trim. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 21 Apr. 2021 Defiance Casting Operations has about 580 employees who produce cylinder block and cylinder head castings for inline-four, V6 and V8 engines in various vehicles, GM said. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 28 Sep. 2020 This century-old technology is located in the combustion chamber and mounted near the top of the engine in the cylinder head. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 9 Sep. 2020 The overhead cam design, meaning the camshaft is inside the cylinder head instead of the engine block, provided numerous performance and efficiency improvements as well as much longer intervals between oil changes. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cylinder head

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cylinder head was in 1884

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“Cylinder head.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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