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crankcase

the metal housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, etc., in an internal-combustion engine, reciprocating pump, etc.
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Crankcase

 

a nonmoving part of a machine or mechanism, usually box-shaped; it supports parts and protects them against contamination. For example, the crankcase of a piston engine supports the crankshaft, cylinders, and other parts. The lower part of the crankcase is used to hold lubricating oil. Crankcases are made of cast iron, steel that has not been heat-treated, andalloys of light metals.

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crankcase

[′kraŋk‚kās]
(mechanical engineering)
The housing for the crankshaft of an engine, where, in the case of an automobile, oil from hot engine parts is collected and cooled before returning to the engine by a pump.
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crankcase

crankcase
The housing that encloses the crankshaft, camshaft, and many accessory drive gears of a reciprocating engine. The cylinders mount on the crankcase. The engine is attached to the airframe with the crankcase.
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