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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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  • There is sufficient oil in the crankcase and even a brand new sparkplug, bright and shiny.
  • The worry is that condensation from a crankcase ventilation port could seep into the brake system vacuum port and freeze.
  • In a radial engine, the cylinders are arranged in a circular fashion around the crankcase.
  • They also reduce oil consumption and oil spotting by separating liquid oil from the gases and returning it to the crankcase.
  • crankcase oil must not be burned in modern diesel engines or engines with after-treatment technologies.
  • The premium on bulk motor vehicle oil continues to apply only to crankcase motor oil.
  • The cylinders, crankcase, and propeller rotate around the crankshaft as a unit.
  • Engaging all four wheels makes the engine work harder and increases crankcase losses.
British Dictionary definitions for crankcase

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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