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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Such engines, called crankcase-scavenged, are almost universally used in the outboard motor industry.
The crankcase is a high-strength aluminum-alloy casting produced in a complex process.
The monoblock is mounted on the upper crankcase, which is a common component with all of Lotus 'single-cylinder research engines.
They apply to the treatment of gas in a positive crankcase ventilation system regardless of the type of fuel used in the engine.
The ability to unscrew a drain plug above a suitable catch-pan, wait for the fluid to leak out, replace the filter and the plug, and then dump four to five quarts of the proper viscosity motor oil in a crankcase?
Result: a clean bill of health; the original gas station operator had been very conscientious, and had not dumped used crankcase oil out back or had leaking bulk storage tanks or any of the other nightmares that some old gas stations can exhibit.
Carnival said a crankcase split on one of the ship's six diesel engines, causing the fire.
Uh huh....so then the board admits that it agrees with Peter Gill, a denialist crankcase'.
We know that the IOP statement was drafted by Peter Gill, from the "energy subgroup" a nutjob who has signed onto every climate denialist crankcase known to lagormorpha.
Harry smoked while the crankcase drained onto the weeds.