Meaning of CRANKSHAFT in English

CRANKSHAFT

n.

Pronunciation: ' kra ŋ k- ˌ shaft

Function: noun

Date: 1854

1 : a shaft driven by or driving a crank

2 : a shaft consisting of a series of cranks and crankpins to which the connecting rods of an engine are attached

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