There are 2 main translations of crank in Spanish

: crank1crank2

crank1

cigüeñal, n.

Pronunciation /kræŋk//kraŋk/

noun

  • 1

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

    Motor Vehicles
    manivela (de arranque) feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (car) (hacer) arrancar con la manivela
    • I longingly imagined the downstairs bathroom: an old woman cranking the handle of the paper towel dispenser.
    • Sikendar seized the green field telephone, cranked the handle, listened, grunted.
    • The engine rumbled restlessly as the wings were cranked out, and for a moment, she couldn't bring herself to move.
    • Frustrated, she cranked the engine to the sports car.
    • I cranked the right engine for a few seconds just to retract the probe so I could transfer my external fuel.
    • I pulled the appropriate breakers, put down the gear handle, engaged the clutch knob, and began cranking.
    • You can recharge the Coleman Sentinel in any household outlet, or when the power is out, just crank the handle.
    • The water burned him, when he cranked the Hot handle as far as it would go.
    • We all expected the oil level to come up to normal when the engine was cranked.
    • He found that the temperature of the water rose as he cranked the paddle wheel.
    • She cranked the net up to the perfect height and sat on the ground.
    • There's one reference to his cranking the camera himself.
    • Everyone hopped into their cars, and cranked the engine.
    • Scratching his head, I cranked the engine, ‘Zeke, you're so spoiled.’
    • He then ran to the shop and grabbed the wing-fold speed handle and manually cranked the wing off the canopy.
    • He cranked the engine, cast off the bow and stern lines, and moved quickly out of the harbor.
    • Shirley got into the car and slammed the door, cranking the engine.
    • She hopped in the car, cranked the engine, and rolled down the window.
    • He climbed down steps, unlatched a door and began cranking a rickety wheel.
    • I figured that was good enough - the light was out, and the handle wouldn't crank any farther.
    • So when you awake to crank your engine on that early winter morning, expect your tires to be frozen to the ground.
    • Cranking the steering wheel hard away from the curb, I tore into the night.
    • Swinging a leg over the seat he fished the key out of his duster pocket and cranked the engine into life.
    • He used a camera cranked by a bicycle tire to compose cinema's first tracking shot.
    • Imagine your commanders surprise when you crank up the engine and hover over the Garage!
    • I heard him crank the engine but I didn't look his way.
    • Swinging one long leg over the seat of the bike, he cranked the engine to life.
    • Otherwise, we would still be running steam engines and have to crank up our car to start it every morning.
    • I found myself holding the rod awkwardly, unable to crank the reel handle smoothly.
    • He cranked the engine, music pouring out through the speakers above my head, and the night began.
    • Siddarth will crank the camera, while Ashmit will handle the editing.
    • I can literally hear the clicking noise the viewer made as you cranked the handle.
    • I immediately hunched over the old manual pencil sharpener and furiously cranked that handle.
    • ‘Later,’ he replied as he watched her climb into her small black 2000 Volkswagen Beetle and cranked the engine.
    • He cranked the engine on and sped away from my house.
    • To steer drivers grasped a tiller poking out of the dash, starting the car involved cranking a handle by the driver's side.
    • He would crank the handle at varying rates of speed.
    • Get a feel for the proper speed - the fish will let you know - and crank the handle that same way until conditions change.
    • He took a handle and stuck it in the top of the pulley, cranking the handle back and forth.

There are 2 main translations of crank in Spanish

: crank1crank2

crank2

maniático, n.

Pronunciation /kræŋk//kraŋk/

noun

informal

  • 1

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

    (bad-tempered person)
    cascarrabias feminine
    • Maybe I'm some old crank complaining about hills and snow and how kids should take more cod liver these days.
    • 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.