connecting rod

connecting rod
noun Date: 1839 a rod that transmits motion between a reciprocating part of a machine (as a piston) and a rotating part (as a crankshaft)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Connecting rod — piston (top) and connecting rod from typical automotive engine (scale is in centimetres) In a reciprocating piston engine, the connecting rod or conrod connects the piston to the crank or crankshaft. Together with the crank, they form a simple… …   Wikipedia

  • Connecting rod — Connect Con*nect (k[o^]n*n[e^]kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Connected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Connecting}.] [L. connectere, nexum; con + nectere to bind. See {Annex}.] 1. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • connecting rod — /kəˈnɛktɪŋ rɒd/ (say kuh nekting rod) noun 1. any rod or bar connecting movable parts. 2. the rod connecting the crosshead to the crank in a steam engine. 3. the rod connecting the piston to the crankshaft in an internal combustion engine …   Australian English dictionary

  • connecting rod — The connecting link or arm between the piston and the crankshaft. It converts the up and down (reciprocating) motion of the piston into the circular (rotary) motion of the spinning crankshaft. Often called con rod. Also see big end bearing boxed… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • connecting rod — bar or rod connecting moveable parts (in an engine, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • connecting rod — The rod connecting the piston and transmitting power to the crankshaft of a reciprocating engine …   Aviation dictionary

  • connecting rod — noun the rod connecting the piston and the crankpin in an engine or pump …   English new terms dictionary

  • connecting rod — noun a rod that transmits motion (especially one that connects a rotating wheel to a reciprocating shaft) • Hypernyms: ↑rod • Hyponyms: ↑piston rod …   Useful english dictionary

  • connecting rod — connec′ting rod n. mac a rod or link for transmitting motion and force between a rotating and a reciprocating part, as between a piston and a crankshaft • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

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