Definition of crankpin in English:

crankpin

noun

  • A pin by which a connecting rod is attached to a crank.

    • ‘The W-8's crankpins are offset 180 degrees.’
    • ‘To reduce friction the con-rod is axially restrained by the piston instead of the crankpins.’
    • ‘She suffered a serious fire in her engine which resulted in heavy damage, including crankpin damage and damage to the turbo chargers.’
    • ‘Tandem side rods were fitted to the drivers, and this reduced main crankpin loading by 50%.’
    • ‘Are you going to have to plan on costly replacement of tires or axles or crankpins?’

Pronunciation:

crankpin

/ˈkraŋkpɪn/