noun, Machinery.
a rod or link for transmitting motion and force between a rotating and a reciprocating part, as between a piston and a crankshaft.
a rod or bar for transmitting motion, esp one that connects a rotating part to a reciprocating part
such a rod that connects the piston to the crankshaft in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump See also big end, little end
a similar rod that connects the crosshead of a steam engine to the crank


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