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A point in the cycle of a reciprocating engine, compressor, etc., when a piston is nearest the crankshaft and the corresponding crank is in line with its connecting rod; the position of the crank or piston at this point; (also) the point in pedalling a bicycle when one of the pedals is in the lowest position.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Evers (fl. 1850–1887).
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.