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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  • 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
  • a bad-tempered person
  • bend into the shape of a crank
  • fasten with a crank
  • rotate with a crank
  • start by cranking; "crank up the engine"
  • travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"
  • (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a bad-tempered person ,
  • a whimsically eccentric person ,
  • an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant ,
  • a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Crank'


  • Crank: Crank may refer to: Crank (mechanism), in mechanical engineering, a bent portion of an axle or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to the end of
  • Crank (mechanism): See also: Slider and crank mechanism A crank is an arm attached at right angles to a rotating shaft by which reciprocating motion is imparted to or received
  • Crank (film): Crank is a 2006 American black comedy action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart and Jose
  • Crank of a partition: In number theory, the crank of a partition of an integer is a certain integer associated with the partition. The term was first introduced without a definition
  • Crank: High Voltage: Crank: High Voltage (promoted as Crank 2: High Voltage in some regions and on DVD) is a 2009 American black comedy action film and the sequel to Crank
  • Crank That (Soulja Boy): "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" is the debut single by American rapper Soulja Boy Tellem. It served as the lead single from his debut studio album, souljaboytellem
  • Crank (person): "Crank" is a pejorative term used for a person who holds an unshakable belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false. A crank belief
  • Crank House: Crank House, also known as Fair Oaks Ranch, is an 1882 Victorian style residence in Altadena, Los Angeles County, California. The house was placed on
  • Crank! A Record Company: crank! A Record Company is an independent record label which was started by Jeff Matlow in September 1994. The label's first release was a 7" by Vitreous
  • Crank It Up: Crank It Up may refer to: "Crank It Up", a song by David Banner "Crank it up (Funk town)", a 1979 disco song by Peter Brown "Crank It Up" (David Guetta

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* A man with a new idea is a crank -- until the idea succeeds. - Mark Twain


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