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A casing that encloses the crankshaft and connecting rods in some types of reciprocating engines or air-compressors,

It is usually filled with lubricating oil.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM