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cylindrical

adjective
variants: also cylindric

Synonyms of cylindrical

shaped like a cylinder
  • a cylindrical oil tank
  • a cylindrical tower

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for cylindrical

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for cylindrical

  • nonspherical
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The first known use of cylindrical was in 1646

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“Cylindrical.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cylindrical. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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