crankpin

or crank pin

[krangk-pin]

noun Machinery.

a short cylindrical pin at the outer end of a crank, held by and moving with a connecting rod or link.

Nearby words

  1. crank-up,
  2. crankcase,
  3. crankle,
  4. crankly,
  5. cranko,
  6. crankshaft,
  7. cranky,
  8. cranmer,
  9. cranmer, thomas,
  10. crannequin

Compare web(def 11).

Origin of crankpin

First recorded in 1830–40; crank1 + pin

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British Dictionary definitions for crankpin

crankpin

noun

a short cylindrical bearing surface fitted between two arms of a crank and set parallel to the main shaft of the crankshaft
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