Crank vs Hoist - What's the difference?
In lang=en terms the difference between crank and hoist
is that crank
is to be running at a high level of output or effort while hoist
is to be lifted up.
As nouns the difference between crank and hoist
is that 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 while hoist
is a hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
As verbs the difference between crank and hoist
is that crank
is to turn by means of a crank
is to raise; to lift; to elevate; especially, to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
As an adjective crank
is (slang) strange, weird, odd.
(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.
* Mrs. Stowe
- He who was, a little before, bedrid, was now crank and lusty.
- If you strong electioners did not think you were among the elect, you would not be so crank about it.
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.
(archaic) Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
* (rfdate) Spenser:
- Yes, a crank was all it needed to start .
(informal) An ill-tempered or nasty person
- So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks.
A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.
- Billy-Bob is a nasty old crank ! He chased my cat away.
(informal, British, dated in US) A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.
- Violent of temper; subject to sudden cranks .
* 1882 January 14, in Pall Mall Gazette :
- John is a crank because he talks to himself .
(informal) An advocate of a pseudoscience movement.
- 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.
(US, slang) methamphetamine.
- That crank next door thinks he's created cold fusion in his garage.
(rare) A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
* (rfdate) Milton:
- Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub crank .
(obsolete) A sick person; an invalid.
- Quips, and cranks , and wanton wiles.
* 2013 , Reggie Chesterfield, Scoundrel (page 57)
- Thou art a counterfeit crank , a cheater.
- It was going to be hard not to blow with a girl like her sucking on his crank .
* See also .
To turn by means of a crank .
To turn a crank .
- Motorists had to crank their engine by hand.
- 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.
- He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank .
- I turn the key and crank the engine; yet it doesn't turn over
To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.
- Crank it up!
To be running at a high level of output or effort.
- Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
(dated) To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
* (rfdate) :
- By one hour into the shift, the boys were really cranking .
- See how this river comes me cranking in.
* crank axle
* crank call
* crank out
* crank pin
* crank shaft
* crank start
* crank up
* crank wheel
* turn someone's crank
To raise; to lift; to elevate; especially, to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
* Alexander Pope
- They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails.
- hoisting him into his father's throne
* 1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
- ...but this last was so heavy, I could not hoist it up to get it over the ship's side.
- Between us, with much trouble, we managed to hoist him upstairs, and laid him on his bed, where his head fell back on the pillow, as if he were almost fainting.
, date=October 23
, author=Tom Fordyce
, title=2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=And when skipper Richie McCaw hoisted
the Webb Ellis Trophy high into the night, a quarter of a century of hurt was blown away in an explosion of fireworks and cheering.}}
(historical) To lift someone up to be flogged.
To be lifted up.
(comptheory) To extract (code) from a loop construct as part of optimization.
* "Hoisted" is about fifteen times more common than "hoist" in US usage as past and past participle. The "hoist" form is also uncommon in the UK except in the expression "hoist by one's own petard".
* They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails . —
* Hoisting him into his father’s throne . —
A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
The act of hoisting; a lift.
The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
The vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
The height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
- Give me a hoist over that wall.