Definition of crank–sided

  1. 1 :  9crank

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at cringe

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to cast off or become cast off

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