Arm and Crank


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Arm noun – A portable weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder.
Crank and arm are semantically related in handle topic. In some cases you can use "Crank" instead a noun "Arm", when it comes to topics like knob, grip.
Nearby Words: armlet, armband, armless
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Crank noun – A person of odd or whimsical habits.
Arm and crank are semantically related in handle topic. Sometimes you can use "Arm" instead a noun "Crank", if it concerns topics such as knob, grip, lever, device for revolving a shaft.
Nearby Words: cranked, cranking
Synonyms for Crank

How words are described

old old arm old crank
wounded wounded arm wounded crank

Both words in one sentence

  • The Right Hand of Doom It was the fireman's duty to wind this crank, and it was said that firemen who were regularly assigned to those classes of locomotive could readily be distinguished by having one arm bigger than the other.
  • Wrestling / Montel Vontavious Porter After leaving WWE, he also added a trio of submissions: Irreversible Crisis (scissored armbar crossface, usually after the Playmaker), Oyasumi (jumping arm takedown into keylock) and TTB (not the same move than the Antonio Banks version, but a crucifix neck crank).
  • In the aptly named anime and manga Eat-Man, the hero Bolt Crank could consume just about any tool (usually a gun of some kind) and later reproduce it out of his arm, intact even if he ate it in pieces.
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Crank and Arm. (2016). Retrieved 2020, July 10, from
Arm & Crank. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Jul. 2020. <>.
Crank or Arm. 2016. Accessed July 10, 2020.

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