side rod


Definition of side rod

  1. 1 :  either of the rods connecting the piston-rod crosshead with the side levers in a side-lever engine

  2. 2 :  a steel rod connecting the crankpins of any two adjoining driving wheels on the same side of a locomotive to distribute power from the main rod to each of the driving wheels :  coupling rod

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to cast off or become cast off

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