Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CRANK, n.1 “An iron guard attached to the feet in curling, to prevent sliding on the ice” (Rxb. 1825 Jam.2).

[A corruption of Cramp, n.2]

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"Crank n.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/crank_n1>

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