big end


noun Machinery.

the end of a connecting rod or piston rod that is attached to a crankpin.

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Origin of big end

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for big end

big end

noun British

Also called (in vertical engines): bottom end the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engineCompare little end
the bearing surface between the larger end of a connecting rod and the crankpin of the crankshaft
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