from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The metal case enclosing the crankshaft and associated parts in a reciprocating engine.
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- n. the part of an engine that contains the crankshaft
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the housing for a crankshaft and connecting parts in an internal-combustion engine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. housing for a crankshaft
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