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Search result for crank (5 entries) (6.045 seconds)
ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -crank-, *crank*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Crank \Crank\ (kr[a^][ng]k), n. [OE. cranke; akin to E. cringe, cringle, crinkle, and to crank, a., the root meaning, probably, "to turn, twist." See {Cringe}.] 1. (Mach.) A bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to the end of a shaft, by which motion is imparted to or received from it; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion. See {Bell crank}. [1913 Webster] 2. Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage. [1913 Webster] So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word. [1913 Webster] Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Violent of temper; subject to sudden cranks. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 5. A person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in respect to a particular matter. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 6. A sick person; an invalid. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thou art a counterfeit crank, a cheater. --Burton. [1913 Webster] {Crank axle} (Mach.), a driving axle formed with a crank or cranks, as in some kinds of locomotives. {Crank pin} (Mach.), the cylindrical piece which forms the handle, or to which the connecting rod is attached, at the end of a crank, or between the arms of a double crank. {Crank shaft}, a shaft bent into a crank, or having a crank fastened to it, by which it drives or is driven. {Crank wheel}, a wheel acting as a crank, or having a wrist to which a connecting rod is attached. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Crank \Crank\ (kr[a^][ng]k), a. [AS. cranc weak; akin to Icel. krangr, D. & G. krank sick, weak (cf. D. krengen to careen). Cf. {Crank}, n.] 1. Sick; infirm. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Liable to careen or be overset, as a ship when she is too narrow, or has not sufficient ballast, or is loaded too high, to carry full sail. [1913 Webster] 3. Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated. [1913 Webster] He who was, a little before, bedrid, . . . was now crank and lusty. --Udall. [1913 Webster] If you strong electioners did not think you were among the elect, you would not be so crank about it. --Mrs. Stowe. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Crank \Crank\, v. i. [See {Crank}, n.] To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn. [1913 Webster] See how this river comes me cranking in. --Shak. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: crank adj 1: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail [syn: {crank}, {cranky}, {tender}, {tippy}] n 1: a bad-tempered person [syn: {grouch}, {grump}, {crank}, {churl}, {crosspatch}] 2: a whimsically eccentric person [syn: {crackpot}, {crank}, {nut}, {nut case}, {fruitcake}, {screwball}] 3: an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant [syn: {methamphetamine}, {methamphetamine hydrochloride}, {Methedrine}, {meth}, {deoxyephedrine}, {chalk}, {chicken feed}, {crank}, {glass}, {ice}, {shabu}, {trash}] 4: a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle [syn: {crank}, {starter}] v 1: travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside" [syn: {zigzag}, {crank}] 2: start by cranking; "crank up the engine" [syn: {crank}, {crank up}] 3: rotate with a crank [syn: {crank}, {crank up}] 4: fasten with a crank 5: bend into the shape of a crank From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]: crank vt. [from automotive slang] Verb used to describe the performance of a machine, especially sustained performance. ?This box cranks (or, cranks at) about 6 megaflops, with a burst mode of twice that on vectorized operations.?

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