connecting rod definition

  • noun:
    • A rod that transmits movement or energy from 1 going component to a different, particularly the pole linking the crankshaft of a motor vehicle to a piston. Also referred to as pitman.
    • Any pole, in an engine, that transmits energy or movement, particularly the one that links a reciprocating shaft to a rotating wheel, in reciprocating engines connects piston to crankshaft
    • In manufacturing: The coupling-rod which connects the piston using crank for the driving-wheel axle of a locomotive engine. See cut under locomotive.
    • The outside coupling-rod which connects the rims of a locomotive motor, The pole linking the cross-head of a beam-engine thereupon end for the working-beam which plays on the cylinder.
    • a rod that transmits motion (especially the one that connects a rotating wheel to a reciprocating shaft)
  • verb-transitive:
    • a rod or club joined up with to, and linking, a couple of moving parts; esp. a rod linking a crank wrist with a beam, crosshead, piston pole, or piston, as with a steam engine.

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