Dear Mecha Mega Gurus, Your precious counsel is needed (and will be highly appreciated, apart from improving you karma forever) for correct understanding of the following word combination: - the straight cylinder â€“ Letâ€™s start from the beginning: The whole phrase sounds like this: â€œThe container will be filled with the straight cylinder waste compactor to a pressure of 300-500 kN.â€ First of all, I believe that the phrase above is composed by someone, whose native language is not English (such as myself). Am I right? However, I think that the author wants to say that this â€œwaste compactorâ€ may create pressure in the range of 300-500 kN. Am I right? To create such pressure this â€œwaste compactorâ€ has certain mechanism, certain operator/actuator, of a â€œstraight cylinderâ€ type. Am I right? As far as I understand, itâ€™s possible to call this â€œstraight cylinderâ€-type operator (if we re-phrase it): â€œpiston actuator with horizontal stroke of pistonâ€. Am I right? Or does this â€œstraight cylinderâ€ have any other meaning? And is it really relevant for the â€œwaste compactorâ€ that it is of â€œstraight cylinderâ€- type and not, letâ€™s say â€œcrossed cylinderâ€-type? Thank you very much beforehand!