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A rod connecting two moving parts in a mechanism, especially that between the piston and the crankpin (or equivalent parts) in an engine or pump.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Fire investigators found that a connecting rod had separated from a piston and broke through the outer engine casing.’
- ‘Assembled with aftermarket steel cranks and connecting rods, these engines have exceptional life expectancy.’
- ‘The translational motion of the piston is then converted into rotational motion via the connecting rod and the crankshaft bearings.’
- ‘The energy captured by such wheels in the form of rotary motion is usually transmitted via a connecting rod to some kind of machinery.’
- ‘This section of shaft leads beneath broken plates to the remains of the steam engine, a crankshaft with connecting rods leading to badly broken pistons.’
- ‘There isn't much left, just the crankshaft and some bits of connecting rod, but no pistons.’
- ‘Today, titanium usage is in the 400 to 500 ton per year range and is making gains in the automobile marketplace in the form of springs, exhaust systems, engine valves and connecting rods.’
- ‘For the engine, there are camshafts, crankshafts, valves, connecting rods, and balance shafts.’
- ‘This fortuitous design confined the damage to just the number six cylinder, piston, and connecting rod.’
- ‘The piston is connected to the crank shaft by a connecting rod.’
- ‘The increased mechanical advantage of the connecting rod mitigates the power loss, but it's a fact of life that power drops off faster at leaner mixtures.’
- ‘The crankshaft and connecting rods are visible through the sides of the engine block.’
- ‘Oil is not mixed with the gasoline but remains completely separate in the crankcase, where it lubricates the crankshaft, connecting rods and cylinder walls.’
- ‘The connecting rod connects the piston to the crankshaft.’
- ‘In an internal-combustion engine, the pressure produced by expanding gases acts through the pistons and connecting rods to push against the crankshaft, producing torque.’
- ‘They value it in critical, highly stressed areas such as connecting rods, transmissions, lubricant pumps and steering gear.’
- ‘There is also a new connecting rod that is combined with a revised piston design.’
- ‘The connecting rod is attached to a crankshaft, which changes the piston's up-and-down motion into a circular motion.’
- ‘Minimizing the load carried by half the pistons and connecting rods trims friction and reduces energy losses to the cooling system.’
connecting rod/kəˈnektiNG ˌräd/
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