Crank shaft

crankshaft

[krangk-shaft, -shahft]
noun Machinery.
a shaft having one or more cranks, usually formed as integral parts.

Origin:
1850–55; crank1 + shaft

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crankshaft (ˈkræŋkˌʃɑːft)
 
n
a shaft having one or more cranks, esp the main shaft of an internal-combustion engine to which the connecting rods are attached

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crankshaft
1854, from crank + shaft. The basic form of the mechanism appears to date from Roman times.
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