Definition of crankshaft in English:

crankshaft

noun

  • A shaft driven by a crank.

    • ‘The connecting rod connects the piston to the crankshaft.’
    • ‘The uses of medium carbon-manganese steels include shafts, axles, gears, crankshafts, couplings and forgings.’
    • ‘The Manley connecting rods and pistons swing on a Callies crankshaft and provide a compression ratio of 15 to 1.’
    • ‘With a rotary engine, the crankshaft is fixed, while the cylinders, crankcase and all the other bits rotate around it.’
    • ‘An example of this can be cast iron crankshafts in large stationary diesel engines.’
    • ‘Like in a car engine, the gas released from a manhole explosion could push on a piston and turn a crankshaft.’
    • ‘It comes from some of the critical wear areas; for example, the liner of the piston area, the crankshaft, or the camshaft.’
    • ‘This rigid, high-strength, shock-resisting material is used for diesel crankshafts, gears and machine columns.’
    • ‘The crankshaft and connecting rods are visible through the sides of the engine block.’
    • ‘A timing belt or timing chain links the crankshaft to the camshaft so that the valves are in sync with the pistons.’
    • ‘Plans are to produce 12 000 crankshafts daily for four-cylinder diesel engines.’
    • ‘Only a few parts come from Japan, such as engine blocks and crankshafts for the gasoline engine.’
    • ‘Has he ever listened to himself on the subject of crankshafts and big ends?’
    • ‘The aft end of the crankshaft connects to the propeller shaft through the thrust bearing.’
    • ‘In addition, the car has a stock crankshaft and connecting rods, Hooker headers, and Mopar ignition.’
    • ‘The cylinders of Millet rotated with the wheel and its crankshaft constituted the rear axle.’
    • ‘The resulting explosions of fuel and air drive the pistons which turn the crankshaft.’
    • ‘Fuel is transformed into energy that pushes down on a piston that turns a crankshaft that turns a drive shaft.’
    • ‘I'm also not a fan of counterweighted flywheel flanges on crankshafts.’
    • ‘Behind the engine, the crankshaft links to the propeller shaft through the thrust-bearing.’
    crowbar, bar, handspike, jemmy
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Pronunciation:

crankshaft

/ˈkraNGkˌSHaft/