Crankness Crank"ness (kr?nk"n?s), n. 1. (Naut.) Liability to be overset; -- said of a ship or other vessel. [1913 Webster]

2. Sprightliness; vigor; health. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crankness — crankˈness noun Liability to capsize • • • Main Entry: ↑crank …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crankiness — Crank i*ness (kr?nk ? n?s), n. Crankness. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ВАЛКОСТЬ СУДНА — (Crankness) способность судна наклоняться (крениться) под действием ветра или вследствие перемещения груза. Большая В. С. является недостатком судна. Отсюда термин валкое судно , валкий корабль , валкая шлюпка (Unsteady ship, crank ship).… …   Морской словарь

  • crank — crank1 crankless, adj. /krangk/, n. 1. Mach. any of several types of arms or levers for imparting rotary or oscillatory motion to a rotating shaft, one end of the crank being fixed to the shaft and the other end receiving reciprocating motion… …   Universalium

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