crank angle

crank angle
The angle of rotation of a crankshaft measured from the position in which the piston is at its highest point known as top dead center (TDC).

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  • Dead angle — Dead Dead (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bell crank — noun Etymology: so called from the bell wires used to transfer motion : a lever having its fulcrum at the apex of the angle formed by its two arms * * * bell cranked, adj. Mach. a lever or rocker having two arms meeting at a pivot at a right… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bell crank — A lever whose two arms form a right angle, or nearly a right angle, having its fulcrum at the apex of the angle. It is used in bell pulls and in changing the direction of bell wires at angles of rooms, etc., and also in machinery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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