Definition of crankshaft in English:

crankshaft

Syllabification: crank·shaft
Pronunciation: /ˈkraNGkˌSHaft
 
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noun

A shaft driven by a crank.
More example sentences
  • The uses of medium carbon-manganese steels include shafts, axles, gears, crankshafts, couplings and forgings.
  • Fuel is transformed into energy that pushes down on a piston that turns a crankshaft that turns a drive shaft.
  • The aft end of the crankshaft connects to the propeller shaft through the thrust bearing.

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