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crank

(Automotive slang) Verb used to describe the performance of a machine, especially sustained performance. "This box cranks (or, cranks at) about 6 megaflops, with a burst mode of twice that on vectorised operations."

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(1994-12-01)

 


Nearby terms: cracker cracking crack root crank crapplet CrApTeX crash
 

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