from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crankshaft bearing attached to an engine-bed, the center line of its joint being placed at an angle of about 45° with the bed, the purpose of which is to effect that disposition of the metal best calculated to withstand the resultants of the strains due to the motion of the crank and connecting-rod.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.