crankcase

[ krangk-keys ]
/ ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs /

noun

(in an internal-combustion engine) the housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, and allied parts.

Origin of crankcase

First recorded in 1875–80; crank1 + case2
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crankcase
/ (ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs) /

noun

the metal housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, etc, in an internal-combustion engine, reciprocating pump, etc
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