There are 2 main translations of crank in Spanish

: crank1crank2

crank1

cigüeñal, n.

Pronunciation /kraŋk//kræŋk/

noun

  • 1

    Mechanics
    cigüeñal masculine
    • The fixture must be tall enough to allow you to rotate the crank 360-degrees.
    • Most are triggered by simple levers, buttons or cranks; some are as simple as a telephone hand piece.
    • One way of detecting a bent crank or a bent pedal spindle is to pedal backwards.
    • The pedals rotate cranks which fit into the bottom bracket.
    • Charles Kettering invents the electric starter rendering the hand crank on petrol cars obsolete.
    • Raven spun the crank yet again, and they could hear more of the whirring sound.
    • Movement of the pistons is conveyed to the wheels by cranks and connecting rods.
    • Adam wrenched his vice-like grip off the cranks and gears beneath the vehicle and rolled out from the other end.
    • Remember you are producing the action while turning a hand crank on the frame of the drill!
    • And every night, when they start turning the crank, the children come.
    • We also took turns at turning the crank of the grindstone when scythes needed to be sharpened.
    • You simply turned the crank to ring the place you wanted using coded rings.
    • Blow down from above and rotate the cranks backwards.
    • The hammer was soon replaced by a magneto powered with a hand crank.
    • The crank shaft turns the piston's up and down motion into circular motion just like a crank on a jack-in-the-box does.
    • At the moment, the closest most engine analysts get is taking average readings from the piston crank and the oil sump.
    • The connecting rods connected directly to a crank on the rear axle.
    • At this point make sure you put the woodruff key from the crank in a safe place.
    • A forged crank was considered, but rejected due to cost.
  • 2also crank handle

    Motor Vehicles
    manivela (de arranque) feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (car) (hacer) arrancar con la manivela

There are 2 main translations of crank in Spanish

: crank1crank2

crank2

maniático, n.

Pronunciation /kraŋk//kræŋk/

noun

  • 1

    (eccentric)
    maniático masculine
    maniática feminine
    raro masculine
    rara feminine
    • Sunday evening television is watched exclusively by fools, cranks and gibbering dingbats.
    • The free lunch is the economic equivalent of squared circles and perpetual motion, a favorite of cranks through the ages.
    • The economist is a harmless crank as long as he is just peeping through the window.
    • Their achievement is to have overcome being labelled cranks to make a real impact on the crucial environmental debate.
    • Anyone on TV or in a major newspaper gets a lot of nasty mail, some from unhinged cranks.
    • The anticommunist liberals of the Congress, like any group of human beings, included cranks and fanatics.
    • The group were not cranks or dropouts but concerned about the potential hazards of nuclear power.
    • When they said so, in just that way, they were dismissed as right-wing cranks, and justifiably so.
    • First, they were not, for the most part, marginal individuals or cranks.
    • Left-wing bloggers are also now challenging traditional right-wing cranks for the title of champion conspiracy theorists.
    • I've also been labelled the ‘eccentric crank of Eldwick’ by a party with an equally cranky name.
    • Opponents were dismissed as cranks, hippies and subversives.
    • The consumption of sugar still goes up despite all the fanatical attacks from health cranks.
    • Speak this truth in public and you are dismissed as a crank, a prig, a lunatic.
    • They are deceived by the fairy tales of monetary cranks.
    • It is band width hogged by idiots, cranks, lowlifes, fanatic, and fools.
    • I have often said that frequently you can spot a crank even if you know very little about the subject in question.
    • As recently as a decade ago, direct democracy was generally regarded as an obscure enthusiasm of fringe populist cranks.
    • He was also in his time dismissed as a crank and a madman.
    • Those who dismiss us as mere cranks will be forced to think again.
  • 2US

    (bad-tempered person)
    (masculine and feminine) cascarrabias
    • In fact, he became the worst crank and complainer I have ever seen even to the point of letting his temper erupt in public.
    • And everybody - save for a few old lefty cranks like me - will be content.
    • Maybe I'm some old crank complaining about hills and snow and how kids should take more cod liver these days.