Meaning of crank

  1. A bent piece of an axle or shaft, or an attached arm perpendicular, or nearly so, to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a rotation to a wheel or other mechanical device; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.
    I grind my coffee by hand with a coffee grinder with a crank handle.
  2. The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
    Yes, a crank was all it needed to start.
  3. Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
  4. An ill-tempered or nasty person.
    Billy-Bob is a nasty old crank! He chased my cat away.
  5. A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim;
  6. A fit of temper or passion.
  7. (dated in US) A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.
    John is a crank because he talks to himself.
  8. (1800s) A baseball fan.
  9. An advocate of a pseudoscience movement.
    That crank next door thinks he’s created cold fusion in his garage.
  10. A twist or turn in speech; word play consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
  11. A sick person; an invalid.
  12. A penis.
  1. To turn by means of a crank.
    Motorists had to crank their engine by hand.
  2. To turn a crank.
    He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank.
  3. (of a crank or similar) To turn.
    He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank.
  4. To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank.
    Crank it up!
  5. To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.
    Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
  6. To be running at a high level of output or effort.
    By one hour into the shift, the boys were really cranking.
  7. To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
  1. Strange, weird, odd.
  2. Sick; unwell
  3. (of a ship) Liable to capsize because of poorly stowed cargo or insufficient ballast.
  4. Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.


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Information about crank

  • The plural form of crank is: cranks.
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Hyphenation of crank


  • It consists of 1 syllables and 5 chars.
  • crank is a word monosyllabic because it has one syllable

crank synonyms

Meaning cranky:

cranky, tender, tippy

Meaning grouch:

grouch, grump, churl, crosspatch

Meaning crackpot:

crackpot, nut, nutcase, fruitcake, screwball

Meaning methamphetamine:

methamphetamine, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, glass, ice, trash

Meaning starter:


Meaning zigzag:


Meaning :

kook, weirdo, cock, dick, infirm, crystal, methamphetamines, methylamphetamine, speed, tina, tweak

Words that rhyme with crank

Rank, rank, arank, brank, recrank, scrank, drank, outdrank, overdrank, forerank, rerank, Frank, frank, overfrank, prefrank, unfrank, grank, preshrank, schrank, shrank, enrank, unrank, beprank, prank, sprank, overrank, disrank, outrank, trank

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