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connecting rod a rod connecting lower end of piston rod with crank pin of a reciprocating diesel engine
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bottom end bearing bearing at big end of connecting rod in a reciprocating engine which fits over the crankpin of a crankshaft
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crosshead a rectangular block which connects and acts as a hinge between the lower end of piston rod and the upper end of connecting rod in an engine; at its athwartship faces, it carries guide shoes which transmit the side thrust of the connecting rod to the guides on the columns
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gudgeon pin horizontal pin by means of which a piston is attached freely to a connecting rod in a diesel engine
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piston of diesel engine, a cylindrical metallic block with a few grooves cut around the circumference at the top edge; acting together with the piston rings in the grooves, it serves to seal the compressed intake air and combustion gases in the cylinder above it and transmit the expanding gas forces downward to turn the engine via the connecting rod
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side kick an informal term referring to the connecting rod of a diesel engine flying out of its normal running locus due to some mechanical failure and damaging the engine casing, crankcase cover or door
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