Big end



the end of a connecting rod or piston rod that is attached to a crankpin.
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Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors’ Affairs Anne Warner
The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition Rudyard Kipling
The American Joe Miller Various
Kennedy Square F. Hopkinson Smith
Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
The Gasoline Motor Harold Whiting Slauson
Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out Fred T. Hodgson

noun (Brit)
Also called (in vertical engines) bottom end. the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine Compare little end
the bearing surface between the larger end of a connecting rod and the crankpin of the crankshaft

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