Definition of Crankcase

1. Noun. Housing for a crankshaft.

Generic synonyms: Housing
Group relationships: Reciprocating Engine



Definition of Crankcase

1. Noun. the part of an engine that contains the crankshaft ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crankcase

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crankcase

crank angle degree
crank angle degrees
crank angles
crank call
crank caller
crank handle
crank letter
crank out
crank science
crank up
crank uped
crankarm
crankarms
crankbird
crankbirds
crankcase (current term)
crankcases
cranked
cranked up
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crankest
crankier
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crankily
crankiness
crankinesses
cranking
cranking up
crankish
crankle

Literary usage of Crankcase

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1. A Dictionary of Automobile Terms by Albert L. Clough (1913)
"and finally returned to the crankcase to be again lifted by the flywheel. Lubrication, Circulating System (Pump Type)—A sys- icm of lubrication applied to ..."

2. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"CRANKSHAFT AND crankcase PARTS Constructional Details of Pistons—Piston Forms—Wrist Pin Retention Methods—Piston Ring Construction—Leak-Proof Ring*—Aluminum ..."

3. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1920)
"By this method, of lining and sizing the bearing holes in the crankcase, ... The crankcase is again bolted together, using care as before in screwing down ..."

4. Textbook of Aero Engines by E H Sherbondy, G. Douglas Wardrop (1920)
"crankcase The crankcase is of aluminum alloy and is divided horizontally along the ... The top half of the crankcase has six circular openings for the six ..."

5. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"crankcase. The crankcase is in two pieces, both of which are aluminum castings. The crankshaft bearings are on a line with the split in the crankcase, ..."

6. The Airplane Engine by Lionel Simeon Marks (1922)
"55) oil cooling is effected inside the crankcase by the jacket water on ... German airplane engines usually have provision for air cooling of the crankcase. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Automobile Terms by Albert L. Clough (1913)
"and finally returned to the crankcase to be again lifted by the flywheel. Lubrication, Circulating System (Pump Type)—A sys- icm of lubrication applied to ..."

8. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"CRANKSHAFT AND crankcase PARTS Constructional Details of Pistons—Piston Forms—Wrist Pin Retention Methods—Piston Ring Construction—Leak-Proof Ring*—Aluminum ..."

9. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1920)
"By this method, of lining and sizing the bearing holes in the crankcase, ... The crankcase is again bolted together, using care as before in screwing down ..."

10. Textbook of Aero Engines by E H Sherbondy, G. Douglas Wardrop (1920)
"crankcase The crankcase is of aluminum alloy and is divided horizontally along the ... The top half of the crankcase has six circular openings for the six ..."

11. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"crankcase. The crankcase is in two pieces, both of which are aluminum castings. The crankshaft bearings are on a line with the split in the crankcase, ..."

12. The Airplane Engine by Lionel Simeon Marks (1922)
"55) oil cooling is effected inside the crankcase by the jacket water on ... German airplane engines usually have provision for air cooling of the crankcase. ..."

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