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crankpin

or crank pin

[krangk-pin]
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noun Machinery.
  1. a short cylindrical pin at the outer end of a crank, held by and moving with a connecting rod or link.
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Origin of crankpin

First recorded in 1830–40; crank1 + pin
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British Dictionary definitions for crankpin

crankpin

noun
  1. 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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