a short cylindrical at the outer end of a , held by and moving with a connecting rod or link.
a short cylindrical bearing surface fitted between two arms of a crank and set parallel to the main shaft of the crankshaft
[krangk-shaft, -shahft] /ˈkræŋkˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft/ noun, Machinery. 1. a having one or more , usually formed as integral parts. /ˈkræŋkˌʃɑːft/ noun 1. a shaft having one or more cranks, esp the main shaft of an internal-combustion engine to which the connecting rods are attached n. 1854, from crank (v.) + shaft (n.). The basic form of […]
[krangk-sahy-did] /ˈkræŋkˌsaɪ dɪd/ adjective, Southern U.S. 1. lopsided; askew.
- Crank someone up
- Crank something out
verb phrase To produce or make something, esp with mechanical precision and regularity: with the kind of junk the studios are cranking out (1950s+)