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big end

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1. the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine
2. the bearing surface between the larger end of a connecting rod and the crankpin of the crankshaft
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The engine has been rebuilt with new pistons, polished crankshaft, new mains and big ends, the petrol tank removed, cleaned and replaced.
Skelton did well in spurts against Andy Thomson yesterday and played the big ends well, but his lack of overall consistency may count against him.
AA PATROLS have been ordered to drop motoring jargon and start speaking in simple English to confused drivers who don't know their big ends from their brakes.
Will it run its big ends, will the gearbox seize solid, will the back axle disintegrate?
Molinier, 24, mis-spelled his friend's name when he sent the pictures of 20 buxom beauties posing with cars, complete with captions about their airbags, bodywork and big ends.