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A shaft that turns or is turned by a crank.
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(Mechanical Engineering) 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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a shaft having one or more cranks, usu. formed as integral parts.
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|Noun||1.||crankshaft - a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank|
reciprocating engine - an internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders
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crankshaft[ˈkræŋkʃɑːft] N → cigüeñal m
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crankshaft[ˈkræŋkʃɑːft] n → vilebrequin m
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n (Aut) → Kurbelwelle f
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