crankcase

noun crank·case \ ˈkraŋk-ˌkās \

Definition of crankcase

:the housing of a crankshaft

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First Known Use of crankcase

circa 1878


CRANKCASE Defined for English Language Learners

crankcase

noun

Definition of crankcase for English Language Learners

  • : the part of an engine that contains the crankshaft


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