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What is the noun for crankiness?

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  1. A bent piece of an axle or shaft, or an attached arm perpendicular, or nearly so, to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a rotation to a wheel or other mechanical device; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
  3. (archaic) Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
  4. (informal) An ill-tempered or nasty person
  5. A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.
  6. (informal, Britain, dated in US) A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.
  7. (informal) An advocate of a pseudoscience movement.
  8. (US, slang) methamphetamine.
  9. (rare) A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
  10. (obsolete) A sick person; an invalid.
  11. Synonyms:
  12. Examples:
    1. “The connecting rods connected directly to a crank on the rear axle.”
      “Opinions on the late doctor are divided between those who believe he was a bizarre crank and those who think of him as a pioneer.”
      “His teacher believed he was a little bit lacking in the upper story, but a real crank for figures.”
  1. A rotating shaft that drives (or is driven by) a crank.
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “The new engine has a forged steal crankshaft with revised counterweights to handle the greater weight of the higher compression pistons.”
      “With a rotary engine, the crankshaft is fixed, while the cylinders, crankcase and all the other bits rotate around it.”
      “The crankcase was ribbed for strength while the crankshaft was carried on five main hearings.”
  1. The pin that attaches a connecting rod to a crank
  2. Examples:
    1. “She suffered a serious fire in her engine which resulted in heavy damage, including crankpin damage and damage to the turbo chargers.”
  1. The part of an engine that contains the crankshaft.
  2. Examples:
    1. “The crankcase was ribbed for strength while the crankshaft was carried on five main hearings.”
      “The last place you need your oil is splattered up the inside of the crankcase!”
      “Unlike four-stroke engines, there's a power stroke with every rotation of the crankcase.”
  1. One who operates a crank.
  1. The state of being cranky.
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “After a long and tiring day at work, I couldn't help but exhibit some crankiness towards my coworkers.”
      “She couldn't help but notice the crankiness of his behavior, as he danced around the room wearing a mismatched outfit and a hat made of feathers.”
      “As a person ages, the signs of depression are much more likely to be dismissed as crankiness or grumpiness.”
  1. The act by which something is cranked.
  1. plural of crankcase
  1. plural of cranking
  1. plural of crankpin
  1. plural of cranker
  2. Examples:
    1. “These are players who can qualify both as crankers and power strokers.”
      “Be careful now, for auto crankers sometimes get broken arms. You take a firm grip on the crank, pull the choke wire and whirl the crank like the very devil.”
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