Recent Examples of crankshaft from the Web
The company says an engine crankshaft timing rotor may have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating, which could cause the crank position sensor to malfunction.
During racing, the GT test engine's crankshafts in the Daytona Prototype were cracking under grueling conditions.
In cars and motorcycles the engine is, well, the engine: crankshaft, pistons, valves, spark plugs, and so on.
A guitar riff would stutter like a crankshaft, then the beat would kick in, and suddenly everything smelled like motor oil and hormones.
Tuneups are kind of outdated these days because this computer system self-corrects the fuel mixture and ignition at every crankshaft revolution.
A patented crankshaft spins two tiny brushes to sweep miscellaneous crumbs (bagel as well as rubber) into the undercarriage dustpan, and a release hatch dumps the flotsam into the trash.
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First Known Use of crankshaft
CRANKSHAFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crankshaft for English Language Learners
: a long metal piece that connects a vehicle's engine to the wheels and helps turn them
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