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Definition of Crank

Crank
Crank Crank (kr?nk), n. [OE. cranke; akin to E. cringe, cringle, crinkle, and to crank, a., the root meaning, probably, ``to turn, twist.' See Cringe.] 1. (Mach.) 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. Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage. So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks. --Spenser.
Crank
Crank Crank (kr?nk), 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.] 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. 3. Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated. He who was, a little before, bedrid, . . . was now crank and lusty. --Udall. If you strong electioners did not think you were among the elect, you would not be so crank about it. --Mrs. Stowe.
Crank
Crank Crank, v. i. [See Crank, n.] To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn. See how this river comes me cranking in. --Shak.

Meaning of Crank from wikipedia

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