Word forms: (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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