wrinkle rod

wrinkle rod

obsolete slang The crankshaft of an automobile engine. The term was once used as jargon by assembly line workers. Hey Bill, bring some more wrinkle rods down to the factory floor, would you?
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wrinkle-rod

n. the crankshaft of an engine. A wrinkle-rod’ll set you back about $199, plus installation charges, of course.
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