crankshaft crankshaft  /ˈkræŋk ˌʃæft/


  • (n) a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank


  1. Ford's older 400,000-volters could X-ray 40 crankshafts a day; the new giant works six times as fast.
  2. By eliminating the crankshaft and a complicated transmission, the free-piston engine cuts weight, cost and loss of horsepower by friction, thus is more efficient all around.
  3. After the War, Teetor went back to Hagerstown to rejoin the company founded by his uncle in 1900, in which young Ralph had balanced crankshafts after college.


  • Louisa business deal heads deep south

    The ice has melted on Project Ice Water, the code name economic development officials used when referring to FEUER Powertrain of Nordhauser, Germany, the third largest privately- held crankshaft manufacturing plant in the world.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Central Virginian

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