crank-sided

adjective

Definition of crank-sided

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

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History and Etymology for crank-sided

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crank-sided. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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