bottom dead centre


Related to bottom dead centre: After Top Dead Center

bottom dead centre

n
(General Engineering) engineering the position of the crank of a reciprocating engine when the piston is at its nearest point to the crankshaft. Also called: outer dead centre
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And with none of the four pistons hitting top or bottom dead centre at the same time, the crank's inertial torque is non-existent.