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Another word for crank

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Noun
  1. A person who habitually complains or grumbles

    See also:

    happy

  2. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy

      1. A strange or eccentric person.
      1. A strange person, event, or thing.
      2. (Informal) Someone or something weird.
      1. (Baseball) A pitched ball that curves in the direction opposite to that of a normal curve ball.
      2. (Baseball) A ball thrown by a right-handed pitcher that curves to the right, or one thrown by a left-handed pitcher that curves to the left
      3. (Slang) A person who seems erratic, irrational, unconventional, or unbalanced
      1. (Informal) A difficult endeavor or problem:
      2. A small block of metal or wood with a central, threaded hole that is designed to fit around and secure a bolt or screw.
      3. The dry, one-seeded fruit of any of various trees or shrubs, consisting of a kernel, often edible, in a hard and woody or tough and leathery shell, more or less separable from the seed itself, as the walnut, pecan, chestnut, acorn, etc.
      1. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy.
      1. (Slang) An empty-headed or silly person.
      2. (Informal, former) A stone, stick, or other object suitable for throwing
      3. (Slang) An unspecified gadget or other small article, especially one whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      1. (Slang) A crazy, stupid, or eccentric person
      1. (Slang) A crazy or foolish person
      2. Any of a family (Cuculidae, order Cuculiformes) of birds with a long, slender body, grayish-brown on top and white below: many, including the European species (Cuculus canorus), lay eggs in the nests of other birds, but the American species hatch and rear their own young
      3. The call of a cuckoo, which sounds somewhat like its name
      1. A foolish or crazy person.
      1. One who is crazy or deranged.
      2. Any of an order (Gaviiformes) of fish-eating diving birds, with a sharp bill and webbed feet, found mainly in subarctic regions: noted for its weird cry
      3. A crazy person
      1. (Physics) A disk or wheel having its axis of revolution displaced from its center so that it is capable of imparting reciprocating motion.
      2. An odd or unconventional person
      3. A disk set off center on a shaft and revolving inside a strap that is attached to one end of a rod, thereby converting the circular motion of the shaft into back-and-forth motion of the rod
      1. One who is or appears to be mentally deranged:
      2. An insane or eccentric person; a crackpot.
      1. An eccentric person, especially one with bizarre ideas.
      2. A mentally unbalanced or eccentric person; often, specif., a person who holds or is a proponent of a highly unorthodox or eccentric belief
    See also:

    wise

Another word for crank

Noun
  1. A device for revolving a shaft

      1. (Heraldry) A band passing from the upper dexter corner of an escutcheon to the lower sinister corner.
      2. Any of various knots used to tie one rope to another or to something else
      3. (Heraldry) A diagonal stripe or band on a shield from the upper left to the lower right corner (as seen by the viewer)
      1. Something having a bend or angle similar to an elbow, especially:
      2. The joint between the upper and lower arm; esp., the outer part of the angle made by a bent arm
      3. The joint or bend of the arm between the forearm and the upper arm.
      1. Either of the pair of signs [ ], or sometimes < >, used to enclose a word or words inserted as for explanation, quantities to be taken as a single quantity, etc.
      2. A wall shelf or shelves held up by brackets
      3. (Architecture) A decorative or weight-bearing structural unit, two sides of which form a right angle with one arm flush against a wall and the other flush beneath a projecting surface, such as eaves or a bay window.
      1. A cranklike handle with an adjustable aperture at one end for securing and turning a bit.
      2. (Nautical) A rope by which a yard is swung and secured on a square-rigged ship.
      3. A protective pad strapped to the bow arm of an archer.
      1. An alternate name or nickname, especially one chosen for self-identification on online forums or citizens band radio.
      2. A means of understanding or control:
      3. That part of a utensil, tool, etc. which is to be held, turned, lifted, pulled, etc. with the hand
      1. A projecting handle used to adjust or operate a mechanism.
      2. A means to an end
      3. A simple machine consisting of a rigid bar pivoted on a fixed point and used to transmit force, as in raising or moving a weight at one end by pushing down on the other.
      1. Warfare:
      2. An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
      3. A support for the arm on a chair, sofa, etc.
    See also:

    handle

    arm

  2. *A person with an obsession

      1. An eccentric person, especially one with bizarre ideas.
      2. A mentally unbalanced or eccentric person; often, specif., a person who holds or is a proponent of a highly unorthodox or eccentric belief
      1. A person who is obsessed with a single thing, to the exclusion of other concerns.
      1. A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
      2. A person whose extreme zeal, piety, etc. goes beyond what is reasonable; zealot
      1. An odd or unconventional person
      2. (Physics) A disk or wheel having its axis of revolution displaced from its center so that it is capable of imparting reciprocating motion.
      3. One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior.
    See also:

    zealot

    character

  3. *An ill-natured person

    See also:

    grouch