dead center

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the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque

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5) applies a knurled dead center in the main shaft of the lathe and a knurled live center in the tailstock (Bragaru, 1998).
The intake valve should begin to open at top dead center of its intake stroke and must be fully closed prior to the firing of the spark plug, in the 40 degree to 45 degree range before top dead center of its compression stroke.
O-rings (of varying outer and core diameters) were placed on a specially designed table so that they could be accurately displaced laterally to determine the effect of testing away from the top dead center.
Equal opportunity is an ongoing, never-ending process, because as our Navy continues to move forward, equal opportunity for everyone must always be dead center on the radar.
The bill's sponsor changed back, not to dead center, but the other direction.
The duet keeps ending up dead center, right where I don't want it
Normally, when you focus on an object, light hits the macula, the dead center of the retina, or back of your eye.
But if successfully confirmed as Clinton's budget chief, Raines will be dead center in a long-running and brutal debate in Washington: balancing the federal budget.
James Ingalls's shifting cloudscape on the cyclorama moves from azure storm clouds to the red anger of a city on fire as fourteen principals and soloists (with all the women on pointe) traverse the stage in dramatic pairings and eddies of motion that might happen at the stage's perimeter, as with Evelyn Cisneros and Loscavio, or dead center with Grace Maduell, who pirouettes with legs that pointedly shift from straight to bent as the ballet accelerates toward its finale.
The Dyescan can only be removed by a direct impingement on the surface, or by impingement from no more than 15 degrees of dead center.
The current seismic effort has resulted in the identification of the top, dead center of the Bellevue Dome, the largest and most prospective dome structure in the current drilling program.
Micro-adjustment knobs allow you to easily "click" your arrow placement into the dead center of the target, and the Sight Ring also offers protection for the .
Dead center on the poster is Rick (Andrew Lincoln) crouched in a fighting position.
452" XTP or SST bullets and the 260-grain, 40-caliber, Dead Center bullet by Precision Rifle.
1] represents the total volume in the compressor cylinder when the piston is at top dead center (TDC).