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A pin by which a connecting rod is attached to a crank.
- ‘Are you going to have to plan on costly replacement of tires or axles or crankpins?’
- ‘The W-8's crankpins are offset 180 degrees.’
- ‘Tandem side rods were fitted to the drivers, and this reduced main crankpin loading by 50%.’
- ‘She suffered a serious fire in her engine which resulted in heavy damage, including crankpin damage and damage to the turbo chargers.’
- ‘To reduce friction the con-rod is axially restrained by the piston instead of the crankpins.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.