Ice vs Crank - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between ice and crank

is that ice is 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 an adjective crank is

(slang) strange, weird, odd.

As a verb crank is

to turn by means of a crank .




(wikipedia ice)
  • (uncountable) Water in frozen (solid) form.
  • * 1882 , Popular Science Monthly Volume 20, The Freezing of a Salt Lake
  • It has always been difficult to explain how ice is formed on the surface of oceans while the temperature of maximum density is lower than that of cogelation, and the observations on this lake were instituted in the hope that they might throw light upon the subject.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=The climate of Tibet: Pole-land
  • , date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=80 , magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.}}
  • (uncountable, physics, astronomy) Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.
  • (uncountable, astronomy) Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form.
  • (countable) A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.
  • (uncountable) Any substance having the appearance of ice.
  • (uncountable, slang) One or more diamonds.
  • (uncountable, slang, drugs) Crystal form of methamphetamine.
  • (uncountable, ice hockey) The area where a game of ice hockey is played.
  • * 2006 , CBC, Finland, Sweden 'the dream final', February 26 2002,
  • The neighbouring countries have enjoyed many great battles on the ice . They last met for gold at the 1998 world championship, won by Sweden. Three years earlier, Finland bested Sweden for the only world title in its history.

    Derived terms

    * anchor ice * arena ice * black ice * brash ice * break the ice * choc ice * cold as ice * cut no ice * de-ice * dead ice * drift ice * dry ice * ice age * ice ax * ice axe * ice bag * ice barrier * ice bath * ice bear * ice blue * ice boat * ice breaker * ice bucket * ice cap / icecap * ice chest * ice cider * ice-cold * ice cream * ice cube * ice dam * ice dancing * ice diving * ice dwarf * icedrop * ice field * ice fish * ice fishing * ice floe * ice fog * ice foot * ice fractal * ice hockey * ice jam * ice kachang * ice lolly * ice luge * ice milk * ice needle * ice nucleus * ice-out * ice pack * ice palace * ice pellet * ice pick * ice plant * ice point * ice pop * ice queen * ice racing * ice resurfacer * ice rink * ice scour * ice scraper * ice sculpture * ice sheet * ice shelf * ice show * ice skate * ice skating * ice storm * ice water * ice wedge * ice wine * ice worm * ice yacht * ice yachting * iceball * iceberg * iceblink * iceblock * icebound * icefall * icehouse * iceless * icelike * icemaker * iceman * icemelt * icequake * icescape * iceteroid * icetray * iceward * iceways * icy * Italian ice * negative ice * on thin ice * pack ice * pancake ice * polar ice * sea ice * sell ice to Eskimos * slob ice * spin ice * stink on ice * water ice


  • To cool with ice, as a beverage.
  • To become ice, to freeze.
  • (slang): To murder.
  • To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.
  • (ice hockey) To put out a team for a match.
  • Milton Keynes have yet to ice a team this season
  • (ice hockey) To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.
  • If the Bruins ice the puck, the faceoff will be in their own zone.

    Derived terms

    * ice over * ice up


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  • (slang) strange, weird, odd
  • sick; unwell; infirm
  • (nautical, of a ship) Liable to capsize because of poorly stowed cargo or insufficient ballast
  • Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.
  • * Udall
  • He who was, a little before, bedrid, was now crank and lusty.
  • * Mrs. Stowe
  • If you strong electioners did not think you were among the elect, you would not be so crank about it.


    (en noun)
  • 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.(rfex)
  • The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
  • Yes, a crank was all it needed to start .
  • (archaic) Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
  • * (rfdate) Spenser:
  • So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks.
  • (informal) An ill-tempered or nasty person
  • Billy-Bob is a nasty old crank ! He chased my cat away.
  • A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.
  • * Carlyle
  • Violent of temper; subject to sudden cranks .
  • (informal, British, dated in US) A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.
  • John is a crank because he talks to himself .
  • * 1882 January 14, in Pall Mall Gazette :
  • Persons whom the Americans since Guiteau's trial have begun to designate as ‘cranks’ —that is to say, persons of disordered mind, in whom the itch of notoriety supplies the lack of any higher ambition.
  • (informal) An advocate of a pseudoscience movement.
  • That crank next door thinks he's created cold fusion in his garage.
  • (US, slang) methamphetamine.
  • Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub crank .
  • (rare) A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
  • * (rfdate) Milton:
  • Quips, and cranks , and wanton wiles.
  • (obsolete) A sick person; an invalid.
  • * Burton
  • Thou art a counterfeit crank , a cheater.
  • (slang) penis.
  • * 2013 , Reggie Chesterfield, Scoundrel (page 57)
  • It was going to be hard not to blow with a girl like her sucking on his crank .


    * See also .


    (en verb)
  • To turn by means of a crank .
  • Motorists had to crank their engine by hand.
  • To turn a crank .
  • He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank.
  • To turn.
  • He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank .
  • To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank.
  • I turn the key and crank the engine; yet it doesn't turn over
    Crank it up!
  • To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.
  • Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
  • To be running at a high level of output or effort.
  • By one hour into the shift, the boys were really cranking .
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  • (dated) To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
  • * (rfdate) :
  • See how this river comes me cranking in.

    Derived terms

    * crank axle * crank call * crankcase * crank out * crankpin * crank pin * crank shaft * crankstart * crank start * crank up * crank wheel * cranky * turn someone's crank