crank

All Noun Verb
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  • He discovered that the machine was operated by a man using a crank in a room on the floor above.
  • I've no need to tell you that this country's run by business men and not cranks. Cited from The Vision Splendid, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Under such conditions, often a single crank pull would start it.
  • He failed to complete the race due to a dropped valve and broken crank.
  • After all, so vast a machine must contain a few cranks. Cited from Punch, Vol. 156, Jan. 8, 1919, Ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • On earlier manual machine guns, the most common type was a hand crank.
  • Therefore, given the stroke, the length of the crank arm can be determined.
  • Likely the second man he saw cranking the car. Cited from Diane of the Green Van, by Leona Dalrymple
  • Modern engines usually use a crank sensor directly connected to the engine management system.
  • The engine is built around a one-piece tunnel crank-case.
  • Usually a small crank near the wheels would be used to zero them.
  • The line was the last remaining single-line crank telephone network in the American West.
  • People who cannot use their legs may exercise with a bicycle-like crank that they turn with their arms.
  • All seven ships were good sea boats, but they were crank and rolled up to twenty degrees.
  • Some unneeded metal has been removed from the front of the crank case.
  • But she has her quips and her cranks, like the rest of us. Cited from The Late Mrs. Null, by Frank Richard Stockton
  • Rowland does what she does best: She cranks out one potential pop hit after another.
  • With the engine cranked up, he drives it away from the destroyed town.
  • At the end of the second work-in, the cap could be turned by means of the hand crank.
  • I never knew the cranks to come around so quick after a shootin' before. Cited from Waifs and Strays, etc, by O Henry Pt 1
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Meaning of crank

  • noun A hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  • verb Start by cranking
    crank up the engine
  • verb Rotate with a crank
  • verb Fasten with a crank
  • verb Bend into the shape of a crank