1. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
1. a bad-tempered person
Definition categories: person
2. a whimsically eccentric person
3. an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
4. a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
Similar word(s): starter
Definition categories: man–made
Sentences with crank as a noun:
- Yes, a crank was all it needed to start.
- Billy-Bob is a nasty old crank! He chased my cat away.
- John is a crank because he talks to himself.
- That crank next door thinks he's created cold fusion in his garage.
- Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub crank.
1. travel along a zigzag path
Similar word(s): zigzag
2. start by cranking
- crank up the engine
3. rotate with a crank
4. fasten with a crank
5. bend into the shape of a crank
Sentences with crank as a verb:
- Motorists had to crank their engine by hand.
- I turn the key and crank the engine; yet it doesn't turn over
- Crank it up!
- Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
- By one hour into the shift, the boys were really cranking.