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Definition of small end in English:


(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!
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