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crankpin Syllabification: crank·pin
Pronunciation: /ˈkraNGkpin/

Definition of crankpin in English:

noun

A pin by which a connecting rod is attached to a crank.
Example sentences
  • Are you going to have to plan on costly replacement of tires or axles or crankpins?
  • To reduce friction the con-rod is axially restrained by the piston instead of the crankpins.
  • The W-8's crankpins are offset 180 degrees.

Words that rhyme with crankpin

backspin • hatpin

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