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 Porsche is recalling 190 of its 2021 Cayman, Boxster, and 718 Spyder models with flat-six engines over a connecting rod that can crack and lead to engine damage, stalling, and potentially a fire. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 8 Apr. 2021 The wrist pin may crack and cause connecting rod failure. Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021 Porsche has announced a recall and stop sale for 190 of its 2021 Cayman (pictured above), Boxster, and 718 Spyder models due to the risk of the connecting rod cracking. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 8 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 8 Apr. 2021 The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which over time can result in engine damage. USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which over time can result in engine damage. Detroit Free Press, 11 Dec. 2020 This can result in engine damage and connecting rod failure, which could potentially puncture the engine block. Detroit Free Press, 20 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of connecting rod

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of connecting rod was in 1839

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“Connecting rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connecting%20rod. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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