Definition of crankshaft noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkræŋkʃɑːft//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræŋkʃæft//
(specialist) Parts of a car
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a long piece of metal in a vehicle that connects the engine to the wheels and helps turn the engine’s power into movement See related entries: Parts of a car
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crankshaft