Definition of small end in English:

Share this entry

small end

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(In a piston engine) the end of the connecting rod connected to the piston.
Example sentences
  • Strengthened with brass bearings, piston pin bosses and connecting rods, small ends have a trapezoidal shape and thus more bearing surface area to absorb combustion forces, a premium engine feature.
  • Elimination of weight pod stock from both the large and small end of the connecting rod is a terribly large advantage.
  • Then like a conventional skewer you spin the small end till she starts to bite, nip the lever down and you've got a solid under carriage, no tools!

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: small end

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.