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big end

noun, Machinery
1.
the end of a connecting rod or piston rod that is attached to a crankpin.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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big end

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