Definition of piston rod in English:

piston rod

Syllabification: pis·ton rod


  • A rod or crankshaft attached to a piston to drive a wheel or to impart motion.
    More example sentences
    • ‘Iry, the damned piston rod seized on the crankshaft,’ she said, her voice rising.
    • When a cylinder fires, the piston rod is at an angle and can immediately turn the crankshaft via the cam at the end of the pivoting arm.
    • This overbalance is calculated as a function of the reciprocating mass of the piston, piston rod, cross-head, and front portion of the main rod.

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