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rocker arm

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noun Machinery.
  1. a rocking or oscillating arm or lever rotating with a moving shaft or pivoted on a stationary shaft.
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Origin of rocker arm

First recorded in 1855–60
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  • Very suddenly one of them drops out, with a rocker-arm gone.

    Cavalry of the Clouds

    Alan Bott


British Dictionary definitions for rocker arm

rocker arm

noun
  1. a lever that rocks about a pivot, esp a lever in an internal-combustion engine that transmits the motion of a pushrod or cam to a valve
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