- Also called (in vertical engines): bottom end. the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine Compare little end
- the bearing surface between the larger end of a connecting rod and the crankpin of
Example Sentences Including 'big end'
Apparently his car was having trouble with its big end , although I suspected that the real problem was Tex having trouble with his nerve.
MAN AND WIFE (2002)
But he said she must come to the dinner tonight: `There's the big end of conference dinner, and you must come.
THE SWEETEST DREAM (2001)
So you can say my big end was damaged, but fortunately I wasn't rear-ended.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
That left his team sitting four and they looked to be on their way to a big end.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The difference in sensation between bites and licks will ensure she never lets another man near her big end.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
The people Mr Wardlaw so vocally represents; the big end of town, the major commercial property owners.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
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