crankshaft

[ krangk-shaft, -shahft ]
/ ˈkræŋkˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft /

noun Machinery.

a shaft having one or more cranks, usually formed as integral parts.

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Origin of crankshaft

First recorded in 1850–55; crank1 + shaft
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British Dictionary definitions for crankshaft

crankshaft
/ (ˈkræŋkˌʃɑːft) /

noun

a shaft having one or more cranks, esp the main shaft of an internal-combustion engine to which the connecting rods are attached
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