side rod

noun

Definition of side rod

1 : either of the rods connecting the piston-rod crosshead with the side levers in a side-lever engine
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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“Side rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side%20rod. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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