Definition Of crank
(of a sailing ship) easily keeled over, especially by wind or sea through improper design or loading.
Imagine then, the situation of the Ranger's crew, with a top-heavy and crank ship under their feet.
a fanciful turn of speech.
a part of an axle or shaft bent out at right angles, for converting reciprocal to circular motion and vice versa.
The connecting rods connected directly to a crank on the rear axle.
an eccentric person, especially one who is obsessed by a particular subject or theory.
when he first started to air his views, they labeled him a crank
give a bend to (a shaft, bar, etc.).
Example Of crank
A forged crank was considered, but rejected due to cost.
a long con rod which acts as a longer lever on the crank
And every night, when they start turning the crank , the children come.
At the moment, the closest most engine analysts get is taking average readings from the piston crank and the oil sump.
Charles Kettering invents the electric starter rendering the hand crank on petrol cars obsolete.