connecting rod


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."
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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 — 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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