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
Words nearby big end
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That big-end story went the round of the camp too, you may be quite sure.Fanny Goes to War|Pat Beauchamp
British Dictionary definitions for big end
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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