Definition of crankshaft in English:

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crankshaft

Pronunciation: /ˈkraNGkˌSHaft/

noun

A shaft driven by a crank.
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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Syllabification: crank·shaft

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