Definitions for Crankkræŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crankkræŋk(n.)

  1. any of several types of arms or levers for imparting rotary or oscillatory motion to a rotating shaft.

    Category: Machinery

  2. Informal. an ill-tempered person.

    Category: Informal

  3. an unbalanced person who is overzealous in the advocacy of a private cause.

  4. a whimsical notion; conceit.

  5. a strikingly clever turn of speech or play on words.

  6. Archaic. a bend; turn.

  7. methamphetamine prepared for illicit use.

    Category: Pharmacology

  8. a crankshaft.

    Category: Automotive

  9. (v.t.)to rotate (a shaft) by means of a crank.

    Category: Machinery

  10. to start (an internal-combustion engine), esp. by turning the crankshaft manually.

    Category: Automotive

  11. to shape like a crank.

  12. to furnish with a crank.

  13. (v.i.)to turn a crank, as in starting an automobile engine.

    Category: Automotive

  14. Obs. to turn and twist; zigzag.

  15. crank out, to produce in a mass-production or mechanical way.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  16. crank up, to get started. to stimulate or produce:

    to crank up enthusiasm.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  17. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or by an unbalanced or overzealous person:

    a crank phone call.

Origin of crank:

bef. 1000; ME cranke, OE cranc-, in crancstǣf crank (see staff1)

crankkræŋk(adj.)

also cranky, 2

  1. tending to roll easily, as a boat; tender

    Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: (opposed to stiff ).

Origin of crank:

1690–1700; prob. same as crank1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch(noun)

    a bad-tempered person

  2. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball(noun)

    a whimsically eccentric person

  3. methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash(noun)

    an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

  4. crank, starter(adj)

    a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

  5. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(verb)

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

  6. zigzag, crank(verb)

    travel along a zigzag path

    "The river zigzags through the countryside"

  7. crank, crank up(verb)

    start by cranking

    "crank up the engine"

  8. crank, crank up(verb)

    rotate with a crank

  9. crank(verb)

    fasten with a crank

  10. crank(verb)

    bend into the shape of a crank

Wiktionary

  1. crank(Noun)

    A bent piece of an axle, or shaft, or an arm attached at right angles to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a circular action to a wheel or other mechanical device and create power; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.

    Use the crank on the motorcycle and go for a ride.

  2. crank(Noun)

    The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.

    Yes, a crank was all it needed to start.

  3. crank(Noun)

    Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.

  4. crank(Noun)

    An ill-tempered or nasty person

    Billy-Bob is a nasty, old crank! He chased my cat away.

  5. crank(Noun)

    methamphetamine.

    Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub crank.

  6. crank(Noun)

    A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.

    John is a crank because he talks to himself.

  7. crank(Noun)

    A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.

  8. crank(Noun)

    A ship which, because of insufficient or poorly stowed ballast or cargo, is in danger of overturning.

  9. crank(Verb)

    To turn a crank.

  10. crank(Verb)

    To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank.

    I turn the key and crank the engine; yet it doesn't turn over

  11. crank(Verb)

    To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.

    Quit cranking about your spilt milk!

  12. crank(Verb)

    To produce or present a desired object.

    Crank out the beer!

  13. crank(Verb)

    To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.

  14. crank(Adjective)

    Strange, weird, odd.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crank(noun)

    a bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to the end of a shaft, by which motion is imparted to or received from it; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion. See Bell crank

  2. Crank(noun)

    any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage

  3. Crank(noun)

    a twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word

  4. Crank(noun)

    a twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion

  5. Crank(noun)

    a person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in respect to a particular matter

  6. Crank(noun)

    a sick person; an invalid

  7. Crank(noun)

    sick; infirm

  8. Crank(noun)

    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

  9. Crank(noun)

    full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated

  10. Crank(noun)

    to run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn

Freebase

  1. Crank

    Crank is a 2006 American action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez and Dwight Yoakam. The plot centers on a British hitman in Los Angeles named Chev Chelios who is poisoned and must keep his adrenaline flowing constantly in order to keep himself alive, and in so doing causes mayhem, gets into fights with other gangsters, has altercations with the police, and takes numerous drugs. The title of the film comes from the slang word for methamphetamine. Produced and distributed by Lakeshore Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, it was released in the United States on September 1, 2006 in 2,515 theaters. The film was generally well received.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. crank

    [from automotive slang] Verb used to describe the performance of a machine, especially sustained performance. “This box cranks (or, cranks at) about 6 megaflops, with a burst mode of twice that on vectorized operations.”


Translations for Crank

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crank(noun)

a person with strange or odd ideas.

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