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crankcase

[krangk-keys] /ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs/
noun
1.
(in an internal-combustion engine) the housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, and allied parts.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; crank1 + case2
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crankcase

/ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs/
noun
1.
the metal housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, etc, in an internal-combustion engine, reciprocating pump, etc
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