Wortformen:(regular plural) connecting rods
nounRelated wordsThe following also connect parts of vehicles:beam axleexhaust manifoldtrack rod
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) A connecting rod is a rod that connects the crank to the piston in an engine. ⇒ The connecting rods connect the piston to the crankshaft. ⇒ The hot, expanding gases of combustion push on the piston, which moves a connecting rod, which turns a crankshaft. ⇒ The connecting rod is attached to a crankshaft, which changes the piston's up-and-down motion into a circular motion that makes the wheels go around.
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