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crank

(krăngk)
n.
Slang Methamphetamine.
v. cranked, cranking, cranks
v.tr.
1.
a. To start or operate (an engine, for example) by or as if by turning a handle.
b. To move or operate (a window, for example) by or as if by turning a handle.
2. To make into the shape of a crank; bend.
3. To provide with a handle that is used in turning.
v.intr.
1. To turn a handle.
2. To wind in a zigzagging course.
adj.
Of, being, or produced by an eccentric person: a crank letter; a crank phone call.
Drug slang A regional street name for methamphetamine, amphetamine, or methcathinone
Science Maverick theorist. Crank is to a scientist what quack is to a doctor and shyster is to a lawyer

crank

(krănk)
A slang term for methamphetamine hydrochloride.
References in classic literature ?
But, after all," he wound up, "Fynes was a crank, when all's said and done.
I only know that he was a quiet-living, decent sort of a chap, but, as I put it to our young friend the newspaper man, he was a crank.
There was some talk about turbine engines, direct application of steam, and the absence of pistons, rods, and cranks,--all of which was beyond me, for I was familiar only with sailing craft; but I did understand the last words of the engineer.
Table 2 represents the mean averages and SD values of the studied kinetic variables over the five consecutive complete crank cycles.
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JASON STATHAM'S Crank series of thrillers has been positioned as bizarre fare.
Increasing crank arm length during the downstroke of the crank cycle has been shown to produce the highest peak torque (Faria, 1992).
As a general rule, if a crank turns up on its right side, the eye must be pushed or turned toward the left side, and vice versa.
where co is the crank angular velocity, T is the crank torque, r is the crank arm length, [F.
Two men - one 40 and from Crank, the other 31, from Litherland - and a 31-year-old woman from Maghull were arrested and later released on police bail
Glasgow-born Runciman, 45, and Crank, 46, lay in wait for their victim in her kitchen.
Soaring summer temperatures led customers to crank up their air conditioning, which then caused power lines to overload and sag into trees.