crank

  1. a bad-tempered person
  2. a whimsically eccentric person
  3. a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

Crank

[song] `Crank` is a song by the alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. It was the first single from their 1993 album, Chrome. The song reached #66 on the UK charts and #5 on the US modern rock charts. ==Track listing== All songs written by Catherine Wheel. ==Personnel== ==Charts== ...
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crank

[adj] - (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail 2. [n] - a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle 3. [v] - start by cranking 4. [v] - rotate with a crank 5. [v] - fasten with a crank 6. [v] - bend into the shape of a crank
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Crank

That part of the crankshaft, which is in the form of a crank and crank pin. See also: Crankshaft, Internal Combustion Engine.
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Crank

Crank noun [ Middle English cranke ; akin to E. cringe , cringle , crinkle , and to crank , adjective , the root meaning, probably, 'to turn, twist.' See Cringe .] 1. (Machinery) A bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at r...
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Crank

Crank adjective [ Anglo-Saxon cranc weak ; akin to Icelandic krangr , D. & German krank sick, weak (cf. Dutch krengen to careen). Confer Crank , noun ] 1. Sick; infirm. [ Prov. Eng.] 2. (Nautical) Liable to careen or b...
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Crank

Crank intransitive verb [ See Crank , noun ] To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn. « See how this river comes me cranking in. Shak. »
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crank

cranky adjective (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
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crank

noun a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
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crank

crank up verb rotate with a crank
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crank

crank up verb start by cranking; `crank up the engine`
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Crank

• (n.) A person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in respect to a particular matter. • (n.) Sick; infirm. • (n.) Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated. • (n.) A bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to t...
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crank

in mechanics, arm secured at right angle to a shaft with which it can rotate or oscillate. Next to the wheel, the crank is the most important ...
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Crank

Crank is slang for odd, eccentric.
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Crank

Crank is slang for odd, eccentric.
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crank

crank, mechanical linkage consisting of a bar attached to a pivot at one of its ends in such a way that it is capable of rotating through a complete circle about the pivot. One of the principal uses of a crank is to turn reciprocating, or back and forth, motion into rotary motion or vice versa. A be...
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Crank

The crank was a Victorian instrument of punishment introduced in prisons and consisting of a handle attached to a wooden box. The prisoner had to turn the crank 10,000 revolutions each day, with so many revolutions required before each meal was supplied. Should a prisoner be too quick in completing the required revolutions, the warders could adjust...
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Crank

A crank is an axis with the end bent like an elbow, serving as a handle for communicating circular motion; as, the crank of a grindstone; or for changing circular into
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crank

An axis bent through one or more right angles; it is used to transmit motion or convert reciprocating (backwards-and-forwards or up-and-down) movement into rotary movement, or vice versa. Although similar devices may have been employed in antiquity and as early as the 1st century in China and the 8th century in Europe, the earli...
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CRANK

For many motorists, any cyclist. Otherwise, the bar that connects the pedal to the chainwheel. Like so much of life, it's all about leverage.
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Crank

[soundtrack] The soundtrack album for the film Crank was released on August 22, 2006. ==Track listing== ...
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Crank

[Movie] ===Shamin Mohamed Jr.=== This is an autobiography, with no given plausible notability and importance. Further, the previous tag was removed without reason. Lailaiboy 05:26, 21 August 2006 (UTC) ...
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Crank

[mechanism] A crank is an arm attached at right angles to a rotating shaft by which reciprocating motion is imparted to or received from the shaft. It is used to convert circular motion into reciprocating motion, or vice-versa. The arm may be a bent portion of the shaft, or a separate arm or disk attached to it. Attached to the end of the c...
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Crank

[person] `Crank` is a pejorative term used for a person who holds an unshakable belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false. A crank belief is so wildly at variance with those commonly held as to be ludicrous. Cranks characteristically dismiss all evidence or arguments which contradict their own unconventional beliefs...
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CRANK

For many motorists, any cyclist. Otherwise, the bar that connects the pedal to the chainwheel. Like so much of life, it's all about leverage.
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