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connecting rod

noun, Machinery
a rod or link for transmitting motion and force between a rotating and a reciprocating part, as between a piston and a crankshaft.
Origin of connecting rod
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As the piston rises in the cylinder, it is pushed harder to one side than the other by the angle of the connecting rod.
  • The connecting rod had small gritty particles on it along with grease or oil residue.
  • It didn't take me long to decide to try it in that connecting rod.
  • The connecting rod contains a machining defect in the wrist pin bushing of the rod that could cause a seizure of the piston pin.
  • L is the stroke, l r is the connecting rod length, and r c is the crank radius.
  • The connecting rod shall be of a one piece design for maximum reliability.
  • Transmit power to gate-arm drive shaft through speed reducer to harmonic-acting crank and connecting rod.
  • The claimant damaged the connecting rod and main bearing of an automobile which he drove without oil to the warehouse.
  • The claimant, while driving one of the automobiles, damaged a connecting rod because the car had no oil in it.
British Dictionary definitions for connecting rod

connecting rod

a rod or bar for transmitting motion, esp one that connects a rotating part to a reciprocating part
such a rod that connects the piston to the crankshaft in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump See also big end, little end
a similar rod that connects the crosshead of a steam engine to the crank
Often shortened to con rod
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