big end


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big end

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) Also called (in vertical engines): bottom end the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine. Compare little end
2. (Automotive Engineering) the bearing surface between the larger end of a connecting rod and the crankpin of the crankshaft
Translations

big end

n (Aut) → testa di biella
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You'll pull through and come out the big end of the horn.
He had not gone more than a hundred yards towards the town when he slowed down, almost faltered in his walk, at the sight of a figure walking in the contrary direction, draped in a cloak, under a soft, broad-brimmed hat, picturesque but diminutive, as if seen through the big end of an opera-glass.
It was about a foot in diameter at the big end, and he had expected to get a good saw-log, but it was so rotten as to be fit only for fuel, if for that.
ensure Liverpool have a big end to the season, according to Michael Owen.
I've got a big end of season now with the Saints and the short-term goal is getting to the finals.
The Sky TV coverage is of something called 'Super League', the Sky TV magazine programme is called 'Boots n' All' - for reasons beyond me - and the big end of season game is the Super League Grand Final.
At the big end of town will be Bob Cowan's Stealthy, John Rae's Guided Missile and Peter Jamieson's Two Hot to Trot, in the middle Brett Whitbread's Blokes World and Jason Ruckert's Mister Magoo, while the battle of the 650's will be intense with three Shaws, two Leeches and two Thompsons.
First, the big end of the telescope gathers a lot of light from the object you're seeing.
In Gulliver's Travels, the two nations warred over whether the big end or the little end of the egg should be uppermost when the egg was eaten.
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Kristen Stewart has admitted that finishing work on the 'Twilight Saga' franchise didn't feel like a big end because she and the rest of the cast were so tired.
On the big end, I've handloaded a couple hundred rounds for a Freedom Arms .