from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A rod that transmits motion or power from one moving part to another, especially the rod connecting the crankshaft of a motor vehicle to a piston.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In engineering: The coupling-rod which connects the piston with the crank of the driving-wheel axle of a locomotive engine. See cut under
- noun The outside coupling-rod which connects the wheels of a locomotive engine, The rod connecting the cross-head of a beam-engine with that end of the working-beam which plays over the cylinder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any rod, in an
engine, that transmits poweror motion, especially one that connects a reciprocating shaftto a rotating wheel, in reciprocating enginesconnects pistonto crankshaft
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a rod that transmits motion (especially one that connects a rotating wheel to a reciprocating shaft)
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