[n] - a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank
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The cranked shaft in an engine that changes the pistons linear motion into rotational motion.
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That part of the engine which transmits the reciprocating motion of the pistons to the driven unit in the form of rotary motion. That part to which the connecting rods are attached.In the case of many of the older stationary engines the crankcase was open.Open crank stationary engine.
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noun a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank
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(from the article `gasoline engine`) A forged-steel connecting rod connects the piston to a throw (offset portion) of the crankshaft and converts the reciprocating motion of the piston ... The source of energy for the various electrical devices of the automobile is a generator, or alternator, that i...
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[comic strip] Crankshaft is an eponymous comic strip about an elderly, curmudgeonly school bus driver which debuted on June 8, 1987. Written by Tom Batiuk and drawn by Chuck Ayers, Crankshaft is a spin-off from Batiuk’s comic strip Funky Winkerbean. ==Premise== Ed (Edward Roger Dale) Crank...
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The crankshaft, sometimes casually abbreviated to crank, is the part of an engine which translates reciprocating linear piston motion into rotation. To convert the reciprocating motion into rotation, the crankshaft has "crank throws" or "crankpins", additional bearing surfaces whose axis is offset ...
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Essential component of piston engines that converts the up-and-down (reciprocating) motion of the pistons into useful rotary motion. The car crankshaft carries a number of cranks. The pistons are connected to the cranks by connecting rods and bearings; when the pistons move up and down, the connecti...
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[disambiguation] A crankshaft is the part of an engine which translates reciprocating linear piston motion into rotation. Crankshaft can also mean: ...
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1) A rotating shaft driven by a crank 2) Auto-engine part 3) Rotating shaft 4) Shaft
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