Definitions For Crank


  • A hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  • An amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  • A whimsically eccentric person
  • A bad-tempered person
  • A machine part with a handle that can be turned in a circular motion to move something
  • A person who has strange ideas or thinks too much about one thing
  • A person who is often angry or easily annoyed


  • Bend into the shape of a crank
  • Fasten with a crank
  • Rotate with a crank
  • Start by cranking
  • Travel along a zigzag path
  • To move (something) by turning a crank
  • To increase (something) especially by a large amount
  • To start or try to start (an engine) by using a crank or some other method to get it moving


  • (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Is Crank a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Crank is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Crank in a Sentence

  • To open the car window, turn the crank on the door.
  • He was dismissed as a crank until his article was published.
  • Most people think she's just a harmless crank.
  • He cranked the temperature to 75 degrees.
  • Crank the engine to see if it will start.

Synonyms for Crank

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