crank case

crankcase

[krangk-keys]
noun
(in an internal-combustion engine) the housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, and allied parts.

Origin:
1875–80; crank1 + case2

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crankcase (ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs)
 
n
the metal housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, etc, in an internal-combustion engine, reciprocating pump, etc

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