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a rod or link for transmitting motion and force between a rotating and a reciprocating part, as between a piston and a crankshaft.
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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
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
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
length, and r c is the crank radius.
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
The claimant damaged the
and main bearing of an automobile which he drove without oil to the warehouse.
The claimant, while driving one of the automobiles, damaged a
because the car had no oil in it.
British Dictionary definitions for
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
a similar rod that connects the crosshead of a steam engine to the crank
Often shortened to
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