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crankshaft

noun [C] uk   /ˈkræŋk.ʃɑːft/ us    /-ʃæft/
a long metal rod, especially one in a car engine, that helps the engine turn the wheels: a crankshaft bearingMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
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