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crankpin

[krangk-pin] /ˈkræŋkˌpɪn/
noun, Machinery
1.
a short cylindrical pin at the outer end of a crank, held by and moving with a connecting rod or link.
Also, crank pin.
Compare web (def 11).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; crank1 + pin
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British Dictionary definitions for crank-pin

crankpin

/ˈkræŋkˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a short cylindrical bearing surface fitted between two arms of a crank and set parallel to the main shaft of the crankshaft
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