connecting rod

noun

Definition of connecting rod

: a rod that transmits motion between a reciprocating part of a machine (such as a piston) and a rotating part (such as a crankshaft)

Examples of connecting rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inadequate warmup protection can cause a lack of oil film on the engine connecting rod bearings while the engine is reaching operating temperature. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 Porsche is unaware of any problems resulting from the faulty connecting rod and also said that all owners who have taken delivery of the vehicles have been notified of the recall. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "Porsche Issues Stop Sale on 2021 Cayman, Boxster, 718 Spyder," 8 Apr. 2021 The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which over time can result in engine damage. USA TODAY, "Car recalls for December 3-10," 11 Dec. 2020 The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which over time can result in engine damage. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for Dec. 3-10: More than 400K vehicles from Kia, Hyundai recalled," 11 Dec. 2020 This can result in engine damage and connecting rod failure, which could potentially puncture the engine block. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 This can result in engine damage and connecting rod failure, which could potentially puncture the engine block. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 This can result in engine damage and connecting rod failure, which could potentially puncture the engine block. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 This can result in engine damage and connecting rod failure, which could potentially puncture the engine block. USA TODAY, "Car recalls for September 10-17," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of connecting rod

1839, in the meaning defined above

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26 Apr 2021

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“Connecting rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connecting%20rod. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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