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Crankshaft   /krˈæŋkʃˌæft/   Listen

A rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank.

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"Crankshaft" Quotes from Famous Books

... the rest of my rum, "you'd seal the ball in a big steel cylinder, attach the cylinder to a crankshaft and flywheel, give the thing a shake to start the ball bouncing back and forth, and let it run like a gasoline engine or something. It would get all the heat it needed from the air in a normal room. Mount the apparatus in your house and it would pump your water, ...
— The Big Bounce • Walter S. Tevis

... who knows automobile engines can master the airplane motor in short order. Generally speaking, the airplane motor differs from the automobile motor in shape. The Liberty type of engine is V-shaped, with both sets of cylinders driving toward a common center, the crankshaft. Most airplane motors have special carbureters, and their oiling systems are extremely finely adjusted to take up any friction at their high speed. They will be found to be lighter in weight, with pistons, piston heads and other parts made of ...
— Opportunities in Aviation • Arthur Sweetser

Words linked to "Crankshaft" :   shaft, rotating shaft, reciprocating engine

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