from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shaft that turns or is turned by a crank.
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- n. A rotating shaft that drives (or is driven by) a crank.
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- n. a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank
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Keyed on to the crankshaft is a flanged pulley 10 in. in diameter by 3¼ in. between flanges.
The crankshaft was the most highly stressed part of the entire
The crankshaft was a nickel chrome steel forging, machined hollow, with four crank pins set at 180 degrees to each other, and carried in three bearings lined with anti-friction metal.
Attached to the crankshaft is a set of titanium connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons, which, when combined with the cylinder heads, delivers a 9.1: 1 compression ratio.
Mladin's team contended that the crankshaft was a production crankshaft and the same as the crankshaft AMA Pro Racing inspected when Mladin finished second at Auto Club Speedway earlier this season.
D95R, badly damaged, needed a new oil pump and crankshaft.
We ended up blowing our crankshaft in the engine...
Eventually the plane came back to life and he and his co-pilot were able to land it on pontoons, but then they had to wait a month on the rapidly deteriorating summer ice for a new crankshaft.
With each stroke of his crankshaft, my carburettor purred.
The rotary engine was an early type of internal-combustion engine, usually designed with an odd number of cylinders per row in a radial configuration, in which the crankshaft remained stationary and the entire cylinder block rotated around it.