As nouns the difference between taxonomy and crankpin
is that taxonomy
is the science or the technique used to make a classification while crankpin
is the pin that attaches a connecting rod to a crank.
As a noun crankpin is
the pin that attaches a connecting rod to a crank.
| Derived terms
Crankpin is a derived term of crank.
As nouns the difference between crankpin and crank
is that crankpin
is the pin that attaches a connecting rod to a crank while crank
is 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.
As a adjective crank is
(slang) strange, weird, odd.
As a verb crank is
to turn by means of a crank