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wrist pin

noun, Machinery
1.
a pin joining the end of a connecting rod to a trunk piston or the end of a piston rod.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for wrist-pin

wrist pin

noun
1.
a cylindrical boss or pin attached to the side of a wheel parallel with the axis, esp one forming a bearing for a crank
2.
(US & Canadian) the pin through the skirt of a piston in an internal-combustion engine, to which the little end of the connecting rod is attached Also called (esp in Britain) gudgeon pin
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