Origin of crankshaft
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This crank is mounted on a crankshaft carried on the metal tube M.
A heavy flywheel, J, is now fitted to the inside end of the crankshaft.
In the Gnome motor the cylinders revolved and the crankshaft was stationary.The Romance of Aircraft
Lawrence Yard Smith
What if the crankshaft could be repaired sooner than they supposed?The Castle Of The Shadows
Alice Muriel Williamson
The crankshaft is of chrome nickel steel, carried on seven bearings.A History of Aeronautics
E. Charles Vivian
- a shaft having one or more cranks, esp the main shaft of an internal-combustion engine to which the connecting rods are attached
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Word Origin and History for crankshaft
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