Definitions for "Crank"
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.
For many motorists, any cyclist. Otherwise, the bar that connects the pedal to the chainwheel. Like so much of life, it's all about leverage.
The L-shaped metal arm to which the pedals are attached.
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.
(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
The quality of a ship, which, for want of a sufficient ballast, is inclined to lean over, and is rendered incapable of carrying sail without danger of oversetting.
Keywords:  crotchet, pivot, rod, turn, caprice
Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.
Keywords:  ramirez, statham, dwight, yoakam, efren
Crank is a 2006 action/thriller film, written and directed by both Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The Lions Gate Films produced film stars Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Efren Ramirez, and Dwight Yoakam. It was released in the United States on September 1, 2006 in 2,515 theaters.
Crank is a novel by Ellen Hopkins published in 2004. It is slightly autobiographical as it is loosely based on the plight of her daughter who became addicted to Methamphetamine, or 'crank'. The story is told in a form of free verse poetry; Some pages have little text, some pages are split in two and others are positioned into different shapes.
Keywords:  sick, infirm, invalid, person
A sick person; an invalid.
Sick; infirm.
A project to provide a GUI toolkit to facilitate the breaking of classical cryptosystems. Initial focus is on the cryptanalysis of monoalphabetic substitution ciphers.
Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.
To pull on a hold as hard as you possibly can.
To pull down hard on a hold or sequence of holds.
To pull as hard as you can on a Hold.
amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
a whimsically eccentric person
Keywords:  genius, hasn't, idea, caught, man
a genius whose idea hasn't yet caught on
a man with an idea
start by cranking; "crank up the engine"
a piece of simple technology that creates revolutions
a small, safe instrument of appropriate technology that is good for starting revolutions
To apply a concerted amount of steering pressure.
To steer extremely hard.
Keywords:  bad, amateur, tempered, person
a bad-tempered person
an amateur gone bad
travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"
Keywords:  gimbal, radar, pole, implies, maneuver
F-Pole maneuver; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits.
Keywords:  pejorative, person, term
"Crank" is a pejorative term for a person who
Keywords:  fasten
fasten with a crank
Keywords:  peculiar, upwards, thinking, his, birth
a man who does his own thinking
a man who is normally a peculiar man from his birth upwards
Keywords:  unstable, mentally, person
A mentally unstable person
Keywords:  bend, shape
bend into the shape of a crank
Keywords:  deal