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English definition of “crank”


noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)    /kræŋk/
a device that creates movement between parts of a machine or that changes backward and forward movement into circular movement: a crank handleMechanical engineeringMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
(Definition of crank noun (EQUIPMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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