crank brace

: a brace having a shank bent in the form of a crank by which it is rotated

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Crank (mechanism) — A crank is an arm attached at right angles to a rotating shaft by which reciprocating motion is imparted to or received from the shaft. It is used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion. The arm may be …   Wikipedia

  • brace and bit — n. a tool for boring, consisting of a removable drill (bit) in a rotating handle ( brace): see DRILL1 * * * ▪ hand tool   hand operated tool for boring holes in wood, consisting of a crank shaped turning device, the brace, that grips and rotates… …   Universalium

  • brace — ► NOUN 1) (braces) Brit. a pair of straps passing over the shoulders and fastening to the top of trousers to hold them up. 2) a strengthening or supporting piece or part. 3) a wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth. 4) (also… …   English terms dictionary

  • crank — crank1 crankless, adj. /krangk/, n. 1. Mach. any of several types of arms or levers for imparting rotary or oscillatory motion to a rotating shaft, one end of the crank being fixed to the shaft and the other end receiving reciprocating motion… …   Universalium

  • Brace (tool) — A brace or brace and bit is a hand tool used to drill holes, usually in wood. Pressure is applied to the top and the tool is rotated with a U shaped grip.The U shaped part is a kind of crankshaft. It gives the brace much greater torque than other …   Wikipedia

  • brace — I. verb (braced; bracing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French bracer to embrace, from brace Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. archaic to fasten tightly ; bind 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brace and bit — noun a drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it • Hypernyms: ↑drill • Part Meronyms: ↑brace, ↑bitstock * * * brace and bit, a tool for boring, consisting of a drill (the bit) fitted into a handle (the brace). * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • brace wrench — noun a wrench shaped like a brace (has a handle shaped like a crank) and a socket head • Hypernyms: ↑wrench, ↑spanner * * * noun : a wrench with a crank shaped handle and socket head …   Useful english dictionary

  • brace — noun 1》 a device supporting a weak or injured part of the body.     ↘a wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth.     ↘a strengthening piece of iron or timber in building or carpentry. 2》 (braces) Brit. a pair of straps passing over …   English new terms dictionary

  • crank — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. handle, winder, key; quirk; eccentric, oddball, fanatic, grouch (inf.), crab, crackpot (sl.), screwball (sl.), nut (sl.). v. crank up, start; wind, turn, twist. See unconformity, rotation, elevation.… …   English dictionary for students

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