Definition of small end in English:

small end


  • (in a piston engine) the end of the connecting rod connected to the piston.

    • ‘Strengthened with brass bearings, piston pin bosses and connecting rods, small ends have a trapezoidal shape and thus more bearing surface area to absorb combustion forces, a premium engine feature.’
    • ‘Elimination of weight pod stock from both the large and small end of the connecting rod is a terribly large advantage.’
    • ‘Then like a conventional skewer you spin the small end till she starts to bite, nip the lever down and you've got a solid under carriage, no tools!’