Cranking vs Starter - What's the difference?

cranking | starter |

As nouns the difference between cranking and starter

is that cranking is the act by which something is cranked while starter is starter (person or device).

As a verb cranking

is .




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is cranked.
  • * 1983 , Operator's Manual: Truck Tractor, Line Haul, 50,000 GVWR, 6 x 4, M915
  • The engine temperature warning lamp should illuminate when the starter button is depressed. Do not depress Engine Start button for more than 15 seconds with two minute intervals between crankings .




    (en noun)
  • Someone who starts something.
  • a starter on a journey
  • # The person who starts a race by firing a gun or waving a flag
  • # (baseball) A starting pitcher.
  • Something that starts something.
  • It's small, but it's a good starter house.
  • # An electric motor that starts an internal combustion engine
  • # A device that initiates the flow of high voltage electricity in a fluorescent lamp
  • # A yeast culture used to start a fermentation process
  • The first course of a meal, consisting of a small, usually savoury, dish.
  • (team sports) A player in the lineup of players that a team fields at the beginning of a game.
  • A dog that rouses game.
  • Synonyms

    * (first course of a meal) hors d’oeuvre


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