bell crank

  1. a lever or rocker having two arms meeting at a pivot at a right angle, used for transmitting motion between two parts meeting at an angle.

Origin of bell crank

First recorded in 1880–85

Other words from bell crank

  • bell-cranked, adjective

Words Nearby bell crank Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bell crank in a sentence

  • In this groove is a steel roller upon a pin attached to the bell crank operating the main valve stem.

  • What is to be done should the vertical arm or bell crank break?

  • Referring to Fig. 23, A is a bell-crank which turns loosely upon the valve stem V.

    Steam Engines | Anonymous
  • When in operation, the bell-crank is rotated in the direction of the arrow by the action of the wrist-plate and connecting-rod.

    Steam Engines | Anonymous
  • This in turn operates the lever L through rod R and a bell-crank attachment, as shown in the right-hand view.

    Steam Engines | Anonymous

British Dictionary definitions for bell crank

bell crank

  1. engineering a lever with two arms having a common fulcrum at their junction

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