: on one side : askew, lopsided
knocked crank-sided off its foundation

Word History


crank- perhaps irregular from Dutch krengen to careen, from Middle Dutch crenghen to cause to turn, causative from the root of cringhen to turn; akin to Middle High German krinc ring

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“Crank-sided.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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