crankshaft

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkræŋkʃɑːft/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkræŋkˌʃæft/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(krangkshaft′, -shäft′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
crank•shaft /ˈkræŋkˌʃæft/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Mechanical Engineering(in an internal-combustion engine) a shaft having one or more cranks.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
crank•shaft  (krangkshaft′, -shäft′),USA pronunciation n. [Mach.]
  1. Mechanical Engineeringa shaft having one or more cranks, usually formed as integral parts.
  • crank1 + shaft 1850–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
crankshaft /ˈkræŋkˌʃɑːft/ n
  1. a shaft having one or more cranks, esp the main shaft of an internal-combustion engine to which the connecting rods are attached
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