noun \ˈkraŋk-ˌshaft\

: a long metal piece that connects a vehicle's engine to the wheels and helps turn them

Full Definition of CRANKSHAFT

:  a shaft driven by or driving a crank
:  a shaft consisting of a series of cranks and crankpins to which the connecting rods of an engine are attached

First Known Use of CRANKSHAFT



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