from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of crank.
  • adj. Formed with, or having, a bend or crank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed with, or having, a bend or crank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a bend or crank: as, a cranked axle.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The captain cranked down the adjustable front wheel and unhitched the trailer.

    Joco boat show

  • Van Halen's Panama cranked from the clubhouse speakers and the stench of victory cigar smoke hung in the air as the Angels celebrated their American League Division Series upset victory against the favored Yankees three games to one. - If Angels ignite, it's from Eckstein's spark

  • When you realize how fierce the Japanese were, and how the Marines/Pacific Army troops were fighting with hand "cranked" weapons, just makes you admire their bravery so much more.

    Shotguns in Combat

  • After a four month absence, they finally poke their heads up with the question: Is there one writer or novel in particular that has "cranked" your head open?

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  • Has it kind of cranked back up again or what is the scene out at his house right now, Kathy?

    CNN Transcript Dec 17, 2007

  • This is certainly a possibility with the last encode where I 'cranked' the video bitrate. Forum

  • Ideal for recording studios and small rooms, the 1. 5-watt Peavey Studio Special allows players to achieve "cranked" amp tones at a very manageable volume level.

    Modern Guitars Magazine

  • What percentage of college coaches use the word "cranked"?

    Double-T Nation

  • I guess, what I am wondering is if you've got them all kind of cranked up too early or if there has been any update there? Home Page

  • For the Northrop Grumman proposal, the main difference is that the stubby wings are "cranked" (moved forward a bit, rather than continuing in a straight line from the body of the aircraft).


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