little end

noun British

Also called (in vertical engines): top end the smaller end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pumpCompare big end
the bearing surface between the smaller end of a connecting rod and the gudgeon pin

Nearby words

  1. little daedala,
  2. little diomede,
  3. little dipper,
  4. little dog,
  5. little egret,
  6. little englander,
  7. little entrance,
  8. little falls,
  9. little finger,
  10. little fork river

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