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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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