wrist pin


: a stud or pin that forms a journal (as in a crosshead) for a connecting rod

Examples of wrist pin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pistons are cast-aluminum, but they've been redesigned (along with the wrist pins) for greater strength. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, 1 May 2023 The wrist pin may crack and cause connecting rod failure. Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wrist pin was in 1853

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“Wrist pin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist%20pin. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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