Definition of connecting rod in English:

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connecting rod

Pronunciation: /kəˈnektiNG ˌräd/

noun

A rod connecting two moving parts in a mechanism, especially that between the piston and the crankpin (or equivalent parts) in an engine or pump.
Example sentences
  • The connecting rod connects the piston to the crankshaft.
  • 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.
  • The increased mechanical advantage of the connecting rod mitigates the power loss, but it's a fact of life that power drops off faster at leaner mixtures.

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Syllabification: con·nect·ing rod

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