Found 3 items, similar to crank.
English → Indonesian
engkol, mengengkol, sindiran, tongkat ketiak
English → English
n 1: a bad-tempered person [syn: grouch
2: a whimsically eccentric person [syn: crackpot
, nut case
3: amphetamine 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
4: a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel
handle [syn: starter
v 1: travel along a zigzag path; “The river zigzags through the
2: start by cranking; “crank up the engine”
[syn: crank up
3: rotate with a crank [syn: crank up
4: fasten with a crank
5: bend into the shape of a crank
adj : (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
English → English
(kr[a^][ng]k), a. [AS. cranc weak; akin to Icel.
krangr, D. & G. krank sick, weak (cf. D. krengen to careen).
1. Sick; infirm. [Prov. Eng.]
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.
3. Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident;
He who was, a little before, bedrid, . . . was now
crank and lusty. --Udall.
If you strong electioners did not think you were
among the elect, you would not be so crank about it.
(kr[a^][ng]k), n. [OE. cranke; akin to E. cringe,
cringle, crinkle, and to crank, a., the root meaning,
probably, “to turn, twist.”
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
2. Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks.
3. A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a
change of the form or meaning of a word.
Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. --Milton.
4. A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet;
also, a fit of temper or passion. [Prov. Eng.]
Violent of temper; subject to sudden cranks.
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.]
6. A sick person; an invalid. [Obs.]
Thou art a counterfeit crank, a cheater. --Burton.
(Mach.), a driving axle formed with a crank or
cranks, as in some kinds of locomotives.
(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.
, a shaft bent into a crank, or having a crank
fastened to it, by which it drives or is driven.
, a wheel acting as a crank, or having a wrist
to which a connecting rod is attached.
, v. i. [See Crank
To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind
See how this river comes me cranking in. --Shak.