semi·​cy·​lin·​dri·​cal ˌse-mē-sə-ˈlin-dri-kəl How to pronounce semicylindrical (audio)
: having the shape of a longitudinal half of a cylinder

Examples of semicylindrical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its semicylindrical pinnacle could be seen as either a rational enclosure or a classical vault that integrated the tower with the deep history of the nineteenth-century iron-and-glass arcades sheltering the streets below. Thomas De Monchaux, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semicylindrical was circa 1731

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“Semicylindrical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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